Postgraduate

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Continue your psychology studies in Western Australia's only postgraduate training course in Clinical Neuropsychology.

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The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

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(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Career Pathways

This course will prepare you for opportunities in research and academic settings, as well as clinical work as a Neuropsychologist.
This course will prepare you for opportunities in research and academic settings, as well as clinical work as a Neuropsychologist.
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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Higher degree by research – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2021
$163,200.00
Total Course Fee - 2022
$168,800.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Important note for applicants

To enrol in this course, you must be able to attend in person. This course has a requirement for campus-based or in-person activities that cannot be offered online. 
Admission requirement

Referee reports

Applicants must ask two academic referees to provide reports using the National Online Referee System. Ensure you give your referees enough notice to meet the deadline. This system is the same across all Australian universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active subscription. The subscription allows you to access the service during the intake period. The cost is $25 and can be paid for through the 'My account' section in the payment tab of the National Online Referee System.

Applicants must also provide the following information with their application:
Brief personal statement outlining the reasons for applying for the program (maximum of one page).
Curriculum vitae summarising any occupational or practical experience of relevance to the program.
Names and contact details (telephone numbers and email addresses) of the two nominated academic referees that will be completing the referee report.

 
Admission requirement

Clinical Neuropsychology Placements

This course requires students to undertake clinical neuropsychology placements in health facilities to successfully complete the course. Placements enable students to acquire needed skills and competencies while under careful supervision of qualified clinical neuropsychologists.

To ensure public safety, and to satisfy placement provider requirements, applicants must meet or be able to meet the following before placements begin:

 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Preparing your application

Applicants need to:

  • have obtained an APAC-accredited honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, with a mark of IIA or higher, and
  • find a PhD supervisor who is an academic staff member of the School of Psychological Science who agrees to supervise you if you are offered a place in program, and agree on a basic outline of the research project you will undertake. You must have this supervisory agreement and outline of your PhD worked out prior to applying to the program. Start looking for a supervisor at least two to three months before the application is due.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Supervision

Candidates for the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), Master of Philosophy (by research), and combined Master/PhD programs must secure potential supervisors before submitting their application.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Course-specific English competency

For entry into this program, applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, which includes meeting the Board's English language registration standard
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 6.5 and no band less than 6.0. For more information visit ELC requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
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UWA Applicants

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Non-UWA Applicants

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Inherent requirements

All Applicants

Inherent requirements describe what is needed to be successful to complete this course. Before applying, make sure to read through and reflect on the Inherent Requirements for this course.
Inherent requirements
Note for applicants

Concurrent applications

Concurrent applications for the ‘Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology’ and the ‘Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology’ are not permitted. Applications will only be accepted for one or the other, and not both.
Note for applicants

Eligibility for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Austalia

Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. Prospective students must ensure that they only submit an application for entry into the program if they would meet the provisional registration requirements by the time they receive an offer into the program.   

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Course details

This course aims to produce psychologists who have the necessary academic and practical foundations, skills and experience to become competent clinicians grounded in the scientist-practitioner tradition. This is achieved through the provision of specialist training in clinical neuropsychological assessment, research and intervention skills.

About the course

Students take units in basic neuroscience and clinical psychology, and in the methods, findings, and theories of clinical neuropsychology. This program is intended for students who are motivated to become future leaders in the field of clinical neuropsychology by developing and combining high-level skills in clinical practice and research, in ways that will enable them both to engage effectively in professional practice and to significantly advance the discipline.
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 01890
CRICOS code
  • 077708E
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 01890
CRICOS code
  • 077708E
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years
Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Important dates

Intake Periods
  • Semester 1, 2023
Application Open
  • For Semester 1, 2023 entry, applications open Monday 1 August 2022.
Application Close
  • For Semester 1, 2023 entry, applications close Monday 31 October 2022.
  • Domestic scholarship applications close on 31 October 2022.

Refer to Admissions Requirements for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Application deadlines

For Semester 1 2023 entry, applications open 1 August 2022 and close 31 October 2022.

Domestic scholarship applications close on 31 October 2022.

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

Pathway to entry information for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

The University welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to consider applying for entry into our postgraduate psychology programs.
APPLICATION INFORMATION

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible to apply?  

To be eligible to apply, you need to: 
  • have obtained an APAC-accredited honours degree (or equivalent) in Psychology, with a mark of IIA or higher, and
  • find a PhD supervisor who is an academic staff member of the School of Psychological Science who agrees to supervise you if you are offered a place in program, and agree on a basic outline of the research project you will undertake. You must have this supervisory agreement and outline of your PhD worked out prior to applying to the program.

Start looking for a supervisor at least two to three months before the application is due.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
APPLICATION INFORMATION

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) frequently asked questions

What is a PhD?

  • UWA’s flagship research degree, which can be taken in any discipline area in the University, providing that appropriate supervision and resources are available.
  • A program of independent, supervised research that is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis, which is examined externally (as of 2018, by two examiners and a viva).
  • The work presented for a PhD must be a substantial and original contribution to scholarship, demonstrating mastery of the subject of interest as well as an advance in that field of knowledge.
  • PhD applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for studying a PhD at UWA, which includes adequate research preparation and a minimum level of English language competence.
APPLICATION INFORMATION
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Course Accreditation

The Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology has been awarded Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and graduates are eligible to register with the Psychology Board of Australia and practice as a psychologist with an area of practice endorsement in Clinical Neuropsychology.
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Why study with us?

Psychology can take you anywhere and everywhere. Psychology is relevant to almost any human endeavour, meaning a psychology degree, or some complementary psychology studies, are relevant not only for traditional psychology careers, but for a wide range of careers.

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