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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

  • ID:UC640062
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,966.67
  • LivingFee/Year:$5,626.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,966.67
  • LivingFee/Year:$5,626.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • This is a limited entry programme (of 10–12 people each year). A special application is required. See 'How to apply' below for more details.
  • Students are required to have a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Bachelor of Arts with Honours or Bachelor of Science with Honours); or Part I of a master’s degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university in Psychology completed (Master of Arts or Master of Science); or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University and approved by the Head of Department.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

This Diploma is a professional qualification in Clinical Psychology. It is made up of a strong practical component, which facilitates a greater understanding of real people and their experiences.

A career as a clinical psychologist is a valuable profession; where people express their deepest feelings and entrust you to guide them to a positive transformation. Through helping individuals, this ultimately can help to shape a better society as a whole.

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Year 1

  • PSYC 641 Advanced Psychopathology
  • PSYC 642 Psychometric Assessment Methods
  • PSYC 643 Year 1 Practicum

Year 2

  • PSYC 651 Psychotherapeutic Methods
  • PSYC 653 Year 2 Practicum
  • PSYC 654 Comprehensive Exam in Clinical Psychology

Year 3

  • PSYC 661 Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology 1
  • PSYC 662 Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology II
  • PSYC 670 Internship in Clinical Psychology; or both PSYC 671 Internship in Clinical Psychology A – Part-time and PSYC 672 Internship in Clinical Psychology B – Part-time (part-time internships with permission from the Clinical Director)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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