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Choose CDU for postgraduate psychology courses
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Why study a postgraduate degree in psychology?
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
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.
Elevate your career with postgraduate courses in 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.