Psychology

Your postgraduate information session

Psychology at Western combines evidence-based biological, cognitive, neurological, social, developmental, and personality theory with statistical expertise and practical experience. Our courses equip you with the specialist psychological and research skills you will need to discover more about human behaviour and answer questions about things we don’t yet understand. Study our accredited Master of Clinical Psychology or Master of Professional Psychology course and be on track to becoming a registered Psychologist. Get practical experience at psychology testing labs situated at Parramatta, Bankstown and Penrith campuses.

This session was held on Tuesday 13 October. A video recording and transcripts of this session are now available.

This session covers the following courses:


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Psychology Clinic

Western Psychology Clinic is staffed by provisionally registered psychologists currently undertaking postgraduate training at Western Sydney University. The Clinic functions as a progressive clinical teaching and research facility that engages the students and Greater Western Sydney community.

Frequently asked questions

  • Complete an Undergraduate Psychology Sequence (Bachelor degree, GD Psychology 3 years)
  • 4th Year Psychology Studies (Honours/Postgraduate Diploma 1 Year)
  • Accredited PG program (M. Professional Psychology, M. Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy/M. Clinical Psychology

For more information on the pathway to being a registered Psychologist, visit the Australian Psychological Society.

The Clinical Psychology pathway (4 + 2): two-year internship of supervised practice as a provisionally registered psychologist

The Professional Psychology pathway (5 + 1): fifth year of study is completed at an education provider, followed by a one-year internship of supervised practice as a provisionally registered psychologist.

Completion of the second year will lead to full registration allowing you to be ready to make a real difference to people's lives in counselling, hospitals, mental health services, private practice, family and community-based services, law and corrections and in educational settings such as schools and universities.

Graduates of this degree can look forward to career opportunities as a clinical psychologist working in research, academia, hospitals, clinics, mental health and community centres, rehabilitation and alcohol centres, and family and community services.

The Graduate Diploma in Psychology is an accredited undergraduate fourth year program and is an alternative method to fourth year honours. Entry into this course is limited to students who have completed an approved accredited three-year undergraduate sequence in Psychology (or an approved accredited bridging sequence such as the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies) at an institution other than Western Sydney University in the last 10 years.

The Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies prepares graduates for an accredited fourth year in Psychology; it does not comprise such a fourth year.

Western’s Psychology program is ranked in the top 150 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020), and fully accredited with the Australian Psychology Council.

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