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Passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of others? 

Study a nationally accredited postgraduate Psychology course at Charles Darwin University to gain the skills and knowledge to become a professional in abnormal, personality or developmental Psychology. 

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Available 100% online Australia-wide

Postgraduate Short Courses

In as little as 6 months, you can complete a Graduate Certificate to gain specialist knowledge in your field. Designed for working professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree, these fast and flexible qualifications can be studied 100% online. 

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  • #1 in Australia for psychology employment outcomes

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

  • Top 100 university in the Asia Pacific

    According to the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

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Why study a postgraduate degree in psychology?

Postgraduate psychology courses

Gain a heightened understanding of human behaviour and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives with a postgraduate psychology degree at Charles Darwin University. 

Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, our Master of Psychology (Clinical) is designed to prepare you to become a registered psychologist. Building on your foundational psychological science knowledge, you will develop skills in the scientist-practitioner model of clinical psychology and apply your training to help individuals, families and communities at large.

Your postgrad psychology experience at CDU will include a combination of coursework and research as well as practical placements across our unique location in the Northern Territory. Postgraduate psychology study at CDU is heavily intertwined with the needs of our region, creating graduates who are deeply engaged with their local community.

Though clinical psychology postgraduate studies can be highly competitive and challenging, the postgraduate psychology staff at CDU are there to support and encourage as you ready yourself to make an impact on the lives of others.

Online postgraduate courses in psychology

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Flexibility is the key to study at CDU, and our postgraduate psychology courses are no different. Our graduate certificates and graduate diplomas can be studied on campus, remotely as an online student, and part-time to fit in with your busy life. Please note that the Master of Psychology (Clinical) must be studied full-time and on campus.

Access your recorded lectures on Learnline, the CDU student’s one-stop shop for everything related to your postgraduate psychology course. There you’ll find learning materials and communication tools for staying in touch with your peers and course lecturers.

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Elevate your career with postgraduate courses in psychology

Career with postgraduate psychology

A new and increasing focus on mental health services in Australia has seen demand grow for psychology professionals in a variety of workplace settings, from hospitals and schools to community services, marketing departments and government organisations.

Dip your toe into postgraduate studies in psychology and expand on your field of interest with our part-time graduate certificates and graduate diplomas. Interested in diving a little deeper? Our Master of Psychology (Clinical) is essential to become a clinical psychologist in Australia, though many graduates are able to use their expertise elsewhere.

By the time you graduate you will have gained a plethora of transferable skills. Your experience with different research methodologies, developed skills in assessment, diagnosis and psychological intervention, and improved communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills make you a highly valuable asset across multiple sectors and industries.

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    How to apply for postgraduate courses

    Take the next step in your career and apply for a postgraduate course at CDU.

    Find out how to apply for postgraduate courses at CDU, as well as information about application fees and how to accept your offer.

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    Study pathways

    At CDU, there's a study pathway for everyone.

    Explore our course and student types, admission requirements and pathways to study so you can apply with confidence.

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    Flexible study options

    Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction. With on-campus, online, part-time and full-time study options, you'll have the flexibility and support to do it your way.

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