Master of Psychology (Clinical - Singapore)

Course MC-PSYCHCS (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 009681G
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 200 credit points taken over 24 months full time.


Prof Michael Power


Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

Ph: (65) 6516 6904


Course Overview:

Please see following website for details

Learning Outcomes:

The Clinical programme aims to produce graduates with a strong knowledge base in "organic" and "functional" psychopathologies, combined with a high level of skills and acumen in the detection, assessment and diagnosis and treatment of various "psychological" conditions.

The expectation is that graduates of the clinical psychology programme will not only become excellent clinicians but will go on to be leaders in the professional clinical psychology community.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

During the first year, students will complete ten core modules and one clinical placement at the University of Melbourne. In the second year, students will complete the remaining four modules, thesis and two clinical placements in Singapore.

Subject Options:

1st Year

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

2nd Year

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016
Not offered in 2016
Entry Requirements:

All candidates must demonstrate readiness for full-time graduate study for a period of four semesters and meet all the following requirements:

  • Hold a good Honours Degree (Distinction/Upper Second Class and above) or higher degree (e.g. Masters or Ph.D. degree) in psychology or a closely related discipline from a recognised university, or in exceptional circumstances, such other qualifications and experience that meet with the approval of the Board of Graduate Studies.
  • Pass a placement test (interview and /or written test) set by the core programme staff.
  • Pass any preparatory modules as indicated by the core programme staff on a case-by-case basis.
  • Provide evidence of meeting UM and NUS language requirements (see below) if English is not a candidate’s first language, and English language proficiency Tests (see below) must have been taken not earlier than two years before the proposed date of admission;

UM Language requirements
IELTS score of 7.0 (no band less than 7); or
TOEFL score of 577 + TWE 4.5; or
TOEFL computer 233 + essay rating 4.5; or
TOEFL internet of 90 + written 21

NUS Language requirements
IELTS core of 6.0; or
580 for the paper-based TOEFL; or
237 for the computer-based TOEFL; or
85 for the internet-based TOEFL (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section)

  • Have completed an APAC accredited four-year undergraduate sequence in psychology, namely a three-year major in psychology as part of an undergraduate degree plus a fourth year Honours specialisation in psychology, with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%) or equivalent in the last 10 years.
  • Non-Australian qualifications are required to have an APS comparability assessment (approximately AUD$700) which must be completed in advance of qualification being submitted. Note this can take up to three months.
  • Be eligible for registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
  • Clinical Placement Compliance requirements

Applicants who are admitted into the programme must complete a number of statutory requirements before commencing the programme.
To be compliant with the University and in the placements, it is a requirement that students complete the following forms and are also aware of:

Applicants who are successful in gaining a place in the programme must completeInternational criminal history checks as part of their application for provisional registration. This is a separate requirement from police checks required by the University of Melbourne.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None

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