Admission Requirements for MCP MCP/PhD

  • Academic qualifications
    Completion of an APAC accredited four year Bachelors degree with Honours in Psychology from a Higher Education Provider, gaining at least an upper second class (2.1) Honours, or equivalent. The Bachelors degree with Honours must include a major research project and thesis as an essential part of the degree.
    Non-Australian qualifications
    All qualifications obtained from a non-Australian Higher Education Provider must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) before an application may be submitted. All qualifications obtained from a non-Australian Higher Education Provider must provide with their application evidence of an individually (or group) conducted research project and thesis. Provide degree name, thesis title and thesis abstract, including information on methods used and whether the project was theoretical or conducted with methods consistent with an Australian fourth year Honours degree.
    Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
    Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • English language requirements
    Applicants must comply with the English language requirements of University of Sydney and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Visit the AHPRA English language standards website for more details. For example, minimum English proficiency test results: IELTS (or AHPRA approved equivalent) accepted. For IELTS test scores an overall IELTS score 7.0, with no band less than 7.0 are requireed. English language test scores must be less than two years old at the date of application. Applicants relying on primary, secondary and/or tertiary qualifications to satisfy AHPRA's English language requirements must provide documentary evidence to demonstrate completion of the qualification, language of instruction, duration and recognised country.
    AHPRA English language standards
    University of Sydney English Language Proficiency Requirements
  • Referee reports
    Completion of two referee report forms.
    MCP: Two academic (or one academic and one work experience). MCP/PhD: Two academic.
    Referee Report online form
  • Inherent requirements for Clinical Psychology courses

Additional Requirements for MCP/PhD

  • Academic qualifications
    Due to the competitive nature of the MCP/PhD program, it is likely that you will require a minimum result of first class honours.
  • Research supervisor and research proposal
    Prior to applying, you must arrange a research supervisor from the School of Psychology, by contacting academics directly to discuss potential supervision. You will be required to provide evidence of supervisor contact and acceptance. Once you have arranged a supervisor, you will be required to submit a research proposal to support your application.
    Further information:
    Research Supervisor Connect
    School of Psychology Staff Research Areas
    Clinical Psychology Unit Staff Research Areas
  • MCP/PhD or MCP application
    Submit one application for either the MCP/PhD degree or MCP, not both. If you intend to be considered for the MCP, if not offered a place for the MCP/PhD double degree, you will be required to tick both the MCP and MCP/PhD boxes on the supplementary form. If you intend to enrol in the PhD, if not offered a place for the MCP/PhD double degree, you will be required to submit an additional PhD application.