La Trobe University

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Overview

Start dates
19 February, 2018 2018
Duration
2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time
Fees and costs
$29,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are also available. Please note: CSPs are not available for mid-year entry.

In keeping with the scientist-professional training model, the course emphasises the application of research based on developments in the field of psychology.

Please note: International students cannot undertake studies on overseas exchange in this program.

The opportunity to upgrade to a combined Master of Clinical Neuropsychology/PhD program is available for local applicants after successful completion of the first year of the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology at La Trobe University.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Please check your eligibility before submitting your online application:
Postgraduate Psychology Program Self-assessment Checklist [PDF 278KB]

Applicants should have:
- an APAC-accredited Australian Bachelor's degree with a major in psychology and a minimum B grade average (70 per cent or above) or equivalent across all years
- an APAC-accredited fourth-year program in psychology including a major thesis component with an upper H2A average (75 per cent or above)
- two academic referee reports
- two professional referee reports
- experience in volunteer work or work related to psychology.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Our graduates are employed as psychologists in a variety of positions, including key roles in the health and government sectors, community organisations and research institutions. They can work as clinical neuropsychologists, managers, researchers, specialist consultants and advisers, among other roles.

Professional recognition

The Master of Clinical Neuropsychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates of the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology may be eligible to apply for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as a psychologist. Specialist endorsement as a clinical neuropsychologist with the PsyBA is subject to additional registrar requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Master of Clinical Neuropsychology may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional bodies for details.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$29,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are also available. Please note: CSPs are not available for mid-year entry.

Additional costs

Annual fee for provisional psychologist registration - A$449, subject to change.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

How to apply for a postgraduate coursework degree

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: