PhD - Clinical Psychology

Swinburne University of Technology
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
Study mode
4 years
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • A minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 or a TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 (with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20); or Pearson (PTE) 58 (no communicative skills less than 50) no longer than 24 months before submitting your application
  • Satisfactory completion of Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • Successful completion of a total of 24 months (full time equivalent) of formal study where the language of instruction and assessment was English at AQF level 7 or above (or equivalent) at an approved university no longer than 60 months before submitting your application


Year 1 

  • Counselling Theory and Skillsounselling Theory and Skills (PSY60007)
  • Advanced Psychological Assessment 
  • Research Project (Clinical) A 
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Clinical Placement A1
  • Research Project (Clinical) B

Year 2

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Research
  • Child Psychopathology and Assessment
  • Research Project (Clinical) C
  • Systemic Family Counselling
  • Clinical Placement A2
  • Research Project (Clinical) D

Year 3

  • Professional Ethics and Psychopharmacology
  • Clinical Placement B1
  • Research Project (Clinical) E
  • Foundations of Health Psychology
  • Clinical Placement B2
  • Research Project (Clinical) F  

Year 4

  • Research Project (Clinical) G *
  • Research Project (Clinical) H *

*An alternative part-time pathway is also available to domestic students only - see below

Year 4 

  • Research Project (Clinical) G1
  • Research Project (Clinical) G2

Year 5

  • Research Project (Clinical) H1
  • Research Project (Clinical) H2

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