How to Apply

Intake: Term 1 only (Academic Calendar)

Applications open: Throughout the year until the deadline

Application deadline: 31 October each year

2019 Clinical Interview Period: TBC
2019 Forensic Assessment Centre: Tuesday, 26 November 2019. In-person attendance is required. Invitations to attend may still be made up until a few days prior.

How to Apply

  1. Read this step-by-step guide to apply for a Master of Psychology program.

  2. Complete a Supplementary Application Form to attach to the application.

  3. Ask TWO referees to submit their references directly to the School, using a reference-management service provided by HODSPA (Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Australia). More information about this service can be found at https://www.psychologyreference.org/.

Important Notes

  • Applicants must have completed an accredited four-year sequence in psychology within 10 years of their expected commencement in the Master of Psychology. Exceptions may be possible in limited circumstances.

  • International psychology qualifications must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) before an application is submitted.  Note that the APS will only assess complete qualifications.

  • Enrolled students must register as provisional psychologists prior to program commencement. Registration must be maintained for the duration of their enrolment.

  • Applicants should familiarise themselves with the relevant Registration Standards for the psychology profession. The requirements of these standards must be met before an application for registration as a provisional psychologist can be approved.

  • All applicants, domestic and international, are encouraged to use AHPRA’s Pathways diagram for all professions (under ‘Additional resources’) to guide their understanding of the Registration Standard: English Language Skills.

  • Applicants interested only in coursework should submit just one coursework application.  An additional coursework preference can be nominated within the same application.

  • Applicants interested in both coursework and a Combined PhD/Master of Psychology (research) program should submit a research application in addition to their coursework application.  The Graduate Research School’s website provides a detailed application guide for all research programs.

Further Information

Prospective applicants should review the School’s Frequently Asked Questions, Program Guides, UNSW Handbook, or email psychology@unsw.edu.au.

For enquiries relating to the UNSW Apply Online service, please contact UNSW Admissions.

Information current at: March 2019

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