UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Master of Clinical Psychology (Extended) (coursework and dissertation)

The objective of this course is to produce psychologists who have the necessary academic and practical foundation, skills and experience to develop into competent clinicians grounded in the scientist–practitioner tradition. Such clinicians are skilled at developing therapeutic relationships with their clients and are competent to work productively and to the benefit of a wide range of clients across a broad variety of settings. Further, they have the skills needed to work professionally across a range of levels, from work with individual clients and their families to the planning and development of systems of service.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Clinical Psychology (Extended) (coursework and dissertation)
Award abbreviationMPsychClinExtended
Course code55570
Course typemaster's degree by coursework and dissertation
Statusnot available in 2017
Administered byFaculty of Science
CRICOS code077550M
Intake periodsBeginning of year only
Attendance typefull-time only
Credit points required120
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Professional accreditationMaster of Clinical Psychology (Extended) (coursework and dissertation) is accredited by: Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC).
Standard course duration2.5 years
Time limit6 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Dr Werner Stritzke

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Note: This course is not available in 2017.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2017;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Take all units (120 points):

S2PSYC5530Applied Research Methods
S2PSYC5531Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
N/APSYC5532Clinical Psychology and Health 1
S2PSYC5533Clinical Psychology and Health
N/APSYC5534Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
S2PSYC5535Advanced Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
S1PSYC5536Neuropsychology 1
S2PSYC5537Neuropsychology 2
S1, S2PSYC5583MPsych Research Dissertation Part 1
S1, S2PSYC5584MPsych Research Dissertation Part 2
S1, S2PSYC5585MPsych Research Dissertation Part 3
S1, S2PSYC5586MPsych Research Dissertation Part 4
NS, S1, S2PSYC5663External Practicum
NS, S1, S2PSYC5664External Practicum
S1PSYC5672Foundations in Clinical Skills I
S1PSYC5673Foundations in Clinical Skills II
S1PSYC5674Assessment and Intervention—Childhood Disorders
S2PSYC5675Assessment and Intervention—Emotional Disorders
S1PSYC5678Practicum I
S2PSYC5679Practicum II

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.



Note: This course is not available in 2017.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree with honours in psychology, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 120 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty decides otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;


(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules


13. In exceptional circumstances and on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Psychology, the Faculty may grant credit for coursework units to a total value of 24 points.