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Master of Clinical Psychology

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification. It enables you to meet the competency requirements for the clinical scope of practice under the Health Practitioners Competencies Assurance Act (2003). With the Master of Clinical Psychology you'll be able to practise independently.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification. It enables you to meet the competency requirements for the clinical scope of practice under the Health Practitioners Competencies Assurance Act (2003). With the Master of Clinical Psychology you'll be able to practise independently.

Places on this programme are highly sought-after and there's a competitive entry process.

Clinical psychology is an applied branch of psychology. It uses psychological techniques to help people solve a wide variety of mental, physical, behavioural and relationship problems.

Entry requirements

This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.

In order to be considered for the Master of Clinical Psychology you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a master's degree with First Class or Second Class Division I Honours in Psychology with at least 120 credits of research, or the equivalent,

or

  • have been awarded or qualified for a PhD in Psychology, and
  • have completed the following courses, or their equivalents, obtaining at least a B+ average no longer than five years before the start of the internship year:
    • 175.781 Clinical Psychopathology;
    • 175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment and
    • 175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions, and
  • meet the requirements set down by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as being a fit and proper person to be registered.

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • a verified academic transcript (if your qualifications were not obtained from Massey University)
  • a current CV or resume detailing your relevant training and experience
  • a passport-sized photograph
  • brief personal statement (up to 500 words) which includes your reasons for seeking a career in Clinical Psychology. You may also wish to list perceived strengths as well as skills you will bring to your studies and training as a Clinical Psychologist
  • supporting statements from whanau/family (optional)
  • name, occupation and email details of two referees. Referees will be automatically contacted to supply a confidential reference in relation to this programme.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed before a final selection is made.

Study locations

Auckland

Wellington

Manawatu

Career pathways

Our clinical psychology graduates typically work in their community in:

  • health
  • education
  • social services
  • justice
  • private practice

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.