Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
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.
Academic entry requirement
You should have at least a B grade average (70 per cent or above) in an Australian Bachelor's degree with a major in psychology, or approved international equivalent as assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). You must have completed a fourth year in psychology including a major thesis component with at least a high B grade average (75 per cent or above) or approved international equivalent as assessed by the APS. You also need experience in voluntary work, or work related to psychology, two academic referee reports and two professional referee reports. Please access this link to request referee reports: - www.psychologyreference.org.
Alternatively, if you are unable to register, please complete the following proforma: Academic Referee [PDF 391KB] and Professional Referee [PDF 271KB].
Note also that applications are ranked on the basis of academic and professional suitability for selection by interview.
NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
Once you graduate, you can be employed as a psychologist in a wide variety of positions, including many key roles in the health and government sectors, community organisations, research institutions and industry. Clinical neuropsychologists who have graduated from the School of Psychological Sciences' programs work as clinicians and case managers, researchers, specialist consultants and advisers, among other roles.
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
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Annual fee for provisional psychologist registration - A$449, subject to change.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Applications for this course must be submitted before the end of September. Applications will be assessed after 1 November.
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:
CRICOS code: 026671B