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Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

University of New England

48 months
33856 AUD/year
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The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) from University of New England prepares you to provide high-quality clinical services as a registered psychologist, whilst you produce world-class original research in our collaborative, flexible and innovative research training environment.


Take advantage of the strong research culture of UNE, and produce independent research of the highest calibre, with our Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) at University of New England. As the third oldest Department of Psychology in Australia, we rank among the best when it comes to teaching and research excellence. 

Our world-class academic staff have diverse research interests in a wide range of psychology disciplines, including cognitive neuroscience, behaviour genetics, animal learning, health psychology, social psychology, environmental psychology, organisational psychology, human sexuality, and clinical psychology.

Career outcomes

With UNE’s Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology), you will be a proven expert in research at the highest level, having contributed substantially to the field of knowledge of clinical psychology. Your research expertise, extensive clinical practice experience, and adaptability open up a wide range of opportunities across the private, public and non-government sectors.

With registration as a psychologist and proven research experience you could consider roles in diverse settings, including:

  • academic and applied research
  • hospitals and community health services
  • policy development
  • law courts and prisons
  • private practice

Programme Structure

Course aims:
  • The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) course aims are to provide a program of independent, supervised research for high calibre graduates that makes a substantial and original contribution to scholarship and mastery of an academic field of knowledge. In addition it aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • a degree of Bachelor with at least upper second class honours (AQF Level 8) accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council; and
  • completed the first year of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) course work component at distinction level; and
  • completed and had approved by the Committee a PhD research proposal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33856 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33856 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Armidale

1500 - 2100 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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