Master of Psychology (Clinical)

UNIVERSITY : James Cook University Australia in Singapore

COURSE : Master of Psychology (Clinical)


Master of Psychology (Clinical)


The Master of Psychology (Clinical) follows a scientist-practitioner model in providing academic and practical postgraduate training for professional practice at a level sufficient to meet the criteria for registration as a practicing psychologist in Singapore and Australia.

The programs in Australia and Singapore are fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

The professional programs encompass 3 main components:
 Academic Course

workThe coursework modules are usually delivered in weekly teaching sessions, although some may be delivered in workshop format (e.g. Two 3 days workshops). Students are actively engaged in presentations, role-plays, practice assessments and group discussions.
 Supervised Practica

There is a total of 1,000 practical hours for the Masters program, conducted in the Singapore campus Psychology Clinic and in external clinical settings.
 Research Thesis

A research project relevant to the practice of clinical psychology is conducted and written up, either as a conventional research dissertation (9,000 to 15,000 words) or a literature review and an article for publication.


9 Coursework Subjects   27 credit points
3 Supervised Practica     12 credit points
1 Research Thesis           9 credit points

Year I

  • Psychological Assessment in Professional Practice
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Health & Rehabilitation
  • Working with Clients
  • Neuropsychology in Clinical Practice
  • Methods of Intervention 1
  • Methods of Intervention 2
  • Practicum 1

Year 2

  • Evaluation & Research
  • Practicum 2
  • Research Thesis A
  • Child & Family Therapy
  • Practicum 3
  • Masters Thesis B (part 1 of 2)
  • Masters Thesis B (part 2 of 2)

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.


An undergraduate degree with first or second class (Division A) Honours, accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council;
Applicants must demonstrate their interpersonal skills and suitability for Clinical Psychology in an interview. Clinical experience is an advantage.Application forms must be submitted together with certified true copies of academic transcripts, two referees’ reports and a resume.


Only Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, or Dependant Pass Holders are eligible to apply for this course due to the practicum components requiring full-time work equivalent.
Application closing date: 31st October


The career of a professional clinical psychologist is potentially an enriching and rewarding one with many opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Clinical psychologists are also involved in training development, human resource management, consultancy and research.


Students who complete the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence of Master of Psychology (Clinical) are eligible to apply for registration as psychologists with the Psychologists Board of Australia.


As this is a professional training programme, students are required to attend all classes.


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