The professional programs encompass 3 main components:
Academic Coursework The coursework modules are usually delivered as 6 full-day workshop format. Students are actively engaged in presentations, role-plays and group discussions.
Supervised Practica There is a total of 1,000 practica hours for the Masters program (students in the Doctoral program will complete an additional 500 hours), which are conducted in our on-campus Psychology Clinic and in external clinical settings.
The Research Thesis The master’s research thesis involves conducting a project focusing on an area of clinical psychology and writing it up as a conventional research dissertation or combination of a literature review and journal article. Students in the doctoral program conduct a project on an area of clinical psychology and write it up as a conventional research dissertation, which is equal to that of a PhD.
Note: This program is only available for Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders
Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 8 Bachelor of Psychology Honours degree with an award level of at least Class IIA, including a total of at least one semester of supervised project work, the results of which contributed to the honours award level.
Applicants must demonstrate their interpersonal skills and suitability for Clinical Psychology in an interview. Clinical experience and knowledge of psychometrics would be an advantage.
Application forms must be submitted together with certified true copies of academic transcripts, two referees’ reports and a résumé.
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 7 (no component lower than 7.0), TOEFL (Internet Based) 94 (23 in Speaking, 24 in Listening and Reading, and 27 in Writing), Pearson PTE Academic 65 (no component less than 65); or
Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards within the last two years on a case-by-case basis
As this is a professional training programme, students are required to attend all classes.
The career of a professional clinical psychologist is potentially an enriching and rewarding one with many opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Clinical psychologists are also involved in training development, human resource management, consultancy and research.
Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.
James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also
requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration.
James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.
For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.