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    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    PhD (Philosophy Doctorate)

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 43,400  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)


    The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) is a four-year research degree consisting of a substantial and original piece of clinical psychology research, plus field placements and course work.

    This course provides you with an opportunity to pursue doctoral-level research in a specialised area of clinical psychology.

    Supervised field placements and relevant coursework enable you to be at the forefront of your chosen profession.

    The course aims to produce highly qualified scientist practitioners in clinical psychology.

    The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) consists of 144 units. To qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology), you must complete a thesis relevant to clinical psychology, embodying the research work done while enrolled and containing a significant contribution to knowledge of the subject (96 units), and 13.5 units of supervised practicum and 34.5 units of coursework. Topics cover areas such as counselling and professional issues, clinical child psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy, and psychopathology and psychopharmacology.


    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    Upon graduation, you must complete a year as a hospital intern to qualify for medical registration with the Medical Board of Australia. After internship and a possible further year in a training position, you can then apply to undertake specialist training with a medical college. In addition to clinical practice in a wide range of medical specialties, medical graduates may work in research, public health or community aid around the world, or in health administration.

    Potential occupations after internship include:

    • general practitioner
    • hospital medical officer
    • medical specialist
    • general practitioner in urban, rural and remote settings.

    Professional accreditation/recognition

    The Flinders University medical program has been re-accredited by the  Australian Medical Council until 31 March 2025. Graduates of the Medicine degree will be registered with the Medical Board of Australia and permitted to practise medicine in Australia.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 43,400 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
    Flinders University

    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

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