Doctor of Philosophy - Master of Psychology (PhD-MPsych)

PhD-MPsych
320 credit points


Duration 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Available at Melbourne Campus Vic (St Patrick's)

This is a combined degree offered through the School of Psychology within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It comprises postgraduate professional training within Clinical or Child and Family Psychology as well as a research Doctor of Philosophy.

Mode of Offering
The course will be offered on campus with lectures, seminars, practica and casework carried out at the campus-based clinic and at external agencies.

Admission
Application forms are available from the Research Services website: www.acu.edu.au/research, or by email to Res.Cand@patrick.acu.edu.au

Apply directly to:
Research Services, Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy Vic 3065
Telephone (+61 3) 9953 3154 Facsimile (+61 3) 9953 3315

Applicants for the combined PhD-MPsych must have an appropriate undergraduate degree with honours in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, from a recognised university at a level acceptable to Australian Catholic University.

Fees
Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents undertaking the course are liable for the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS), the Student Services Fee (SSF) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
International students undertaking the course pay full international tuition fees.


Course Structure
Unit Offerings
Unit offerings will vary subject to student demand and lecturer availability.
Elective units will vary between campuses and from year to year.
Requirements for Completion of Award
Completion of 320cp from:

  • 8 coursework units (including a unit in research methodology) (10cp each);
  • 4 practicum and casework units (10cp each);
  • Thesis (200cp).


There will be one stream in the area of Child and Family Psychology, and another in Clinical Psychology.
Further information regarding the professional training component may be obtained from the School of Psychology.

 

Component 1

Component 2

Component 3

Component 4

Semester 1

PSYC601

Psychopathology

PSYC600

Clinical Assessment

PSYC604

Counselling Theory

& Practice

PSYC602

Research Methods

Semester 2

PSYC608

Neuropsychological Assessment

Specialised Unit

Practicum and

Casework

Thesis

Semester 3

Specialised Unit

Thesis

Thesis

Thesis

Semester 4

Practicum and

Casework

Thesis

Thesis

Thesis

Semester 5

Specialised Unit

Thesis

Thesis

Thesis

Semester 6

Practicum and

Casework

Thesis

Thesis

Thesis

Semester 7

Practicum and

Casework

Thesis

Thesis

Thesis

Semester 8

Thesis

Thesis

Thesis

Thesis

 

80cp

80cp

80cp

80cp

       

Total = 320cp

Specialised units include

Child and Family Stream

Clinical Stream

PSYC607

Contemporary Theories of Lifespan Development

PSYC610

Adult Clinical Assessment

PSYC605

Theories and Practice of Intervention for Children and Families 1

PSYC611

Advanced Clinical Intervention

PSYC609

Theories and practice of Intervention for Children and Families 2

PSYC619

Clinical Health Psychology

PSYC700

Learning and Related Disorders

PSYC701

Advanced Clinical Practice

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