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Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)/Doctor of Philosophy





320 cp

Minimum duration:         4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Available at                   Melbourne Campus Vic

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

This is a combined degree offered through the School of Psychology within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It comprises postgraduate professional training within Clinical or Child and Family Psychology as well as a research Doctor of Philosophy.

Mode of Offering

The course will be offered on campus with lectures, tutorials and seminars. Practicums are carried out at the campus-based clinic and at external agencies.

1.         Admission as a Candidate

To gain entry to the course a person must apply directly to the School of Psychology for admission to the Master program. Upon successful completion of the first year of studies, candidates may then apply to the Research Services Office for admission to the PhD program. Prerequisite requirements to be met by applicants are as follows:

(a)     four years of an accredited undergraduate psychology sequence, comprising a first class Honours degree in psychology;

(b)     interview; and

(c)     two referee reports: one professional/personal and one academic.

An applicant with Honours 2A and will be eligible to apply for a place in the combined degree following completion of at least 80 cp at an appropriate level in the Master of Psychology.

2.         Requirements for Completion of the Degree

2.1   The Master of Psychology degree may be taken in either the Child and Family or the Clinical Stream.

2.2   To qualify for the combined degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

(a)     50 cp from Core Units;

(b)     40 cp from Practicum Units;

(c)     200 cp from the Thesis Units; and

(d)     30 cp from Specialisation Units appropriate to the relevant stream.

3.                   Maximum Period of Candidature

The maximum duration of candidature will normally be no longer than ten years part-time from the commencement of enrolment. The maximum period will not include any period of approved leave of absence from the PhD program.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

PSYC600          10         Clinical Assessment

PSYC601          10         Psychopathology

PSYC602          10         Research Methods in Psychology

PSYC604          10         Approaches to Counselling and Therapy

PSYC605          10         Interventions for Children, Youth and Families 1 (Pre: PSYC600 Clinical Assessment, PSYC601 Psychopathology and PSYC604 Approaches to Counselling and Therapy)

Practicum Units

PSYC613          10         Practicum A (Pre: PSYC600 Clinical Assessment and PSYC604 Approaches to Counselling and Therapy)

PSYC614          10         Practicum B (Pre: PSYC613 Practicum A)

PSYC708          10         Practicum F (Pre: PSYC614 Practicum B)

PSYC709          10         Practicum G (Pre: PSYC708 Practicum F)

Thesis Units

PSYC616          10         Thesis Part 1 (Pre: PSYC602 Research Methods in Psychology)

HUMA710         190       Doctoral Thesis (Full-Time)

HUMA711         190       Doctoral Thesis (Part-Time)

Specialisation Units

Child and Family Stream

PSYC607          10         Current Issues in Lifespan Development (Pre: PSYC600 Clinical Assessment and PSYC601 Psychopathology)

PSYC609          10         Intervention for Children, Youth and Families 2 (Pre: PSYC605 Interventions for Children, Youth and Families 1)

PSYC620          10         Advanced Assessment and Intervention (Pre: PSYC607 Current Issues in Lifespan Development and PSYC613 Practicum A)

Clinical Stream

PSYC610          10         Adult Clinical Assessment (Pre: PSYC600 Clinical Assessment and PSYC601 Psychopathology)

PSYC611          10         Clinical Interventions (Pre: PSYC600 Clinical Assessment, PSYC601 Psychopathology and PSYC604 Approaches to Counselling and Therapy)

PSYC619          10         Clinical Health Psychology Pre: PSYC600 Clinical Assessment)