Master of Psychology

Resources for students including administrative procedures, important forms and student support

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Postgraduate Programmes Timetable 2021
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*Refer to Handbook for room locations.

  • Master Projects for 2021
    Information concerning Master Projects for 2021.

    To Master thesis subjects guide students in the development of an applied research project cognate to their area of professional training. In accordance with the current APAC standard that "the project must be designed so that each student is required to undertake all of the steps involved in conducting an empirical investigation or enquiry". The project can take a number of forms, including an experimental single case study, critical review and meta-analysis, critical review and secondary data analysis, a laboratory-based empirical research study, prospective clinical research. Students must have at least one research supervisor within the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.

    Master projects for 2021 can be viewed in this booklet.

  • Administration Procedures

    Redmond Barry Building Access

    Postgraduate students are eligible to access the following spaces:

    • Graduate Resources Room (10th floor)
    • Staff & Postgraduate tearoom (12th floor)
    • After hours building & corridor access (including weekends)

    A valid Student ID card is required to access these spaces. Once you have obtained an active Student ID card you must submit an Access Request form so that your card can be updated.

    After-Hours Building Access

    The after-hours access request form can be downloaded here.


    Deferrals are not granted automatically, but may be available on a discretionary basis to incoming international students in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, deferral will be granted for one year only. Once the deferral has lapsed, a new application will be required.

    Full-Time/Part-Time Enrolment

    The Master Psychology programs are designed to be offered on a full-time basis. The option of a Part-time enrolment may be available to students with exceptional circumstances (i.e. health or family issues). The decision to allow a student to alter their enrolment from a full-time to a part-time position will be at the discretion of Psychological Sciences on a case-by-case basis.

    Leave of Absence

    Leave of absence requests will only be considered if unusually extenuating circumstances are involved. In particular, requests for leave on the basis of lack of time by virtue of work commitments will not normally be granted. Instead, students will be advised to withdraw and apply to re-enrol when they are ready to resume their studies.

  • Postgraduate Program Orientation 2021

    Orientation for the Master of Psychology programmes will be held on Monday 18 January 2021. The orientation running sheet will be made available here closer to the orientation date.

  • Program Structure

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

    The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) aims to provide a grounding in the theoretical, conceptual and empirical foundations of psychology and the various areas of professional practice, supervised practical experience and research training. The complete program structure including subject descriptions can be viewed on the Faculty of Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) website.

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) Link

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology)

    The Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) program aims to provide students with the advanced skills and knowledge in neuropsychological diagnosis, treatment and clinical management of patients with disorders at the mind-brain interface. The complete program structure including subject descriptions can be viewed on the Faculty of Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) website.

    Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) Link

  • Compliance


    As part of your course, you will be required to undertake study in a clinical environment. In order to undertake these placements, you must meet certain conditions as set out by the University of Melbourne and its clinical partners. These conditions have been determined under the guidance of the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services’ guidelines. Failure to meet these conditions may result in you being unable to undertake placement and therefore unable to complete your course.

    Information regarding these conditions, including instructions for meeting them, can be found via the Faculty’s Student Placement Compliance website:

    For further information please contact the Health Hub by email The Health Hub is located on Level 1 of the Brownless Biomedical Library.

    Provisional Registration (AHPRA)

    All students in the Master of Psychology or the Master in Psychology/PhD must register as a provisional psychologist as soon as their enrolment is complete and before their first placement. Registration must be maintained for the duration of the course. Failure to register will result in completed placements being unrecognised.

    Application information can be found at

    Students undertaking either the Master of Psychology or Master of Psychology/PhD are eligible to apply for full registration as psychologists on the successful completion of their course.

  • Student Forms

    All current forms can be found at the following link:

    Student Forms (link)

  • Useful Links

    University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association

    The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents the interests of all postgraduate students at the University.  GSA aims to enhance the quality of postgraduate students’ academic experience and foster the growth of a community of enquiring scholars. GSA does this through representation on University committees, independent advocacy on behalf of students, publications, education advice and support including orientation activities, interdisciplinary seminars and meetings, a postgraduate journal, and social and cultural activities. See:

    Health and Safety

    Promotes personal safety and theft prevention. Security Escort service from campus buildings to the nearest local public transport point. See:

    STOP 1

    Stop 1 is the home of student services online, on the phone and in person. As a student, Stop 1 can help you with support services, skills and development. See:

    Course Fees

    The University publishes a comprehensive fees policy, which can be found on the web at

    Academic Calendar

    Research Higher Degree students normally work on their projects throughout the year and so are not bound by strict semester dates. Postgraduate coursework students are required to attend courses during the normal teaching semesters. The University’s academic calendar can be found at the following link:

    Student Handbook

    The handbook contains information regarding your overall course and detailed information for each subject (e.g. census dates, assessments, subject coordinator contact details, etc.)

Contact Information

Director of Professional Programs

Professor Lisa Phillips

Director of Clinical Neuropsychology Program

Dr Jacqueline Anderson

Director of Clinical Psychology Program

Associate Professor Christina Bryant

Master of Clinical Psychology Clinic Director

Dr Litza Kiropoulos

Academic Programs Officers

Ms Michelle Atherton

Graduate Research Program Team