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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

PGDipClinPsyc
12 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsyc) is a professional qualification in Clinical Psychology. It's made up of a strong practical component, which facilitates a greater understanding of real people and their experiences. Find out about studying a PGDipClinPsyc through our Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Degree Structure - Duration
3 years full-time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

264

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $8,877
  • International — $42,200

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Introduction

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.

See also the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology for other opportunities at UC to become a registered psychologist.


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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

This is a limited entry programme (of 16 people each year). A special application is required. See 'How to apply' below for more details.

You will need to have either:

  • an honours 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.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet New Zealand Psychologists Board requirements and provide evidence of IELTS (academic) 7.5, with no score less than 7.0.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or use the admission requirements checker.

Note: To be eligible for registration as a psychologist by the New Zealand Psychologists Board under the Clinical Scope of Practice, applicants must have fulfilled the requirements which include a minimum level of academic attainment (a master's degree) and supervised practice hours. Concurrent enrolment in a master's may therefore be required. Concurrent enrolment in a PhD is also possible.

How to apply

Selection for the programme is competitive as 16 people are selected each year. Selection is based on academic record, letters of recommendation, research interests, and experience in social service work.

Applications close on 20 September. Application forms and information is available from Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing website.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Career - Body

Career opportunities

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.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,877
  • International — $42,200

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,635
  • International — $41,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology consists of two years of coursework and at least one year of practical work experience (3 years full-time). The PGDipClinPsyc can also be completed part-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology.

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