Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Course overview

James Cook University’s postgraduate program in Clinical Psychology is designed to equip graduates with advanced academic and practical training for professional practice.

The postgraduate program prepares graduates for enriching and fulfilling careers in psychology and provides a pathway for registration as a psychologist in Singapore and Australia.

You will benefit from training in state-of-the-art facilities including our on-campus Psychology Clinic. To assist in training in practical skills, the clinic is equipped with a high quality audio and visual recording system.

Disclaimer: Graduates who wish to practice in Australia should refer to the
Psychology Board of Australia’s information for Overseas applicants.

The professional programs encompasses 3 main components:

  • Academic Coursework
    The coursework modules are usually delivered in an 8 – 10 full day workshop format. Students are actively engaged in presentations, role-plays and group discussions.
  • Supervised Practicum
    There is a total of 1,000 practica hours for the Masters program, 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.

Note: This program is only available for Singapore citizens and Singapore PR

Disclaimer: Graduates who wish to practice in Australia should refer to the Psychology Board of Australia’s information for Overseas applicants.

24 months full time
Study Mode
On campus

**Carousel/Block intakes are for commencing students only, subsequently, students will progress with the trimester.


Course Structure

2 semesters per year

Study Program

Students are required to complete 48 credit points:

Year 1, Semester 1: 12 credit points

  • Professional Practice
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Mental Health Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • Assessment in Psychology

Year 1, Semester 2: 12 credit points

  • Clinical Psychology Placement A
  • Clinical Psychology Masters Research Proposal

Year 2, Semester 1: 12 credit points

  • Biopsychosocial and Cultural Models of Health
  • Clinical Psychology Placement B
  • Clinical Psychology Masters Research Thesis Part 1 of 2

Year 2, Semester 2: 12 credit points

  • Clinical Psychology Placement C
  • Clinical Psychology Masters Research Thesis Part 2 of 2

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Completion, within the last 10 years, of an AQF Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree with Class 1 or 2A honours from a course accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council or equivalent qualification from an overseas institution.
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the University as equivalent.
  • Applicants who are short-listed for interview must demonstrate their interpersonal skills and personal suitability during the interview.

Application forms must be submitted together with certified true copies of academic transcripts, two referees' reports and a résumé

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • 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 on a case-by-case basis in accordance to JCU admissions guidelines

Attendance Requirements

As this is a professional training programme, students are required to attend all classes.

Career Outcomes

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 and development, human resource management, consultancy and research.

How to apply

Application Procedures

Only Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to apply for this course due to the practicum components requiring full-time work equivalent.

Apply Online

How to Apply Online and Online Application Guideline.

Tuition Fees

S$70,986.25 (Domestic*)

**Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass).


  • All course fees include the corresponding Singapore Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is 9% in 2024.
  • The details of the instalment breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

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Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit

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:

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.