Why pursue postgraduate study in Psychology?

Our postgraduate coursework program prepares you for practice and research in clinical psychology or clinical neuropsychology and gain specialist training. La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist. We emphasise research based on developments in psychological knowledge.

You'll have access to outstanding neuroscience laboratory facilities, Australia's first Autism Research Centre and our Psychology Clinic, which offers services to the general public.

To find out more about studying Psychology at La Trobe, visit the Department of Psychology and Counselling website.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for work as psychologists in the health and government sectors, community organisations, research institutions and industry. You may also work as a clinician, case manager, psychotherapist, manager, researcher, specialist consultant or adviser.

Professional Psychology options

We offer:

  • clinical Master's degrees (coursework) – see the Courses table below
  • Masters or PhD (by research) - see the research tab
  • combined Clinical Masters and PhD degrees.


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Your study experience

Psychology placements

Practical placements are an important part of our program and are worth 25% of assessment. You will receive practical training and carry out therapy under the supervision of experienced registered psychologists at the La Trobe Psychology Clinic and various external agencies.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.