single degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

A single four year research award offered by the Research School of Psychology

  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9064XCLPSY
  • CRICOS code 070333K
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9064XCLPSY
  • CRICOS code 070333K

Program Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words.

Study consists of four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the completion of the following. :

Year 1

PSYC9411 PhD Clinical Coursework I

PSYC9421 PHD Clinical Field Placement I

PSYC9431 PHD Clinical Research I

PSYC9412 PhD Clinical Coursework II

PSYC9422 PHD Clinical Field Placement II

PSYC9432 PHD Clinical Research II

Year 2

PSYC9413 PhD Clinical Coursework III

PSYC9423 PHD Clinical Field Placement III

PSYC9433 PHD Clinical Research III

PSYC9414 PhD Clinical Coursework IV

PSYC9424 PHD Clinical Field Placement IV

PSYC9434 PHD Clinical Research IV

Year 3

PSYC9002 PHD Clinical Research

PSYC9002 PHD Clinical Research

Year 4

PSYC9002 PHD Clinical Research

PSYC9002 PHD Clinical Research

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) program you will be required to have completed at least a four-year APAC accredited sequence of study in Psychology at an Australian university or equivalent with a result of at least a high 2A honours grade.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications.

If you think you qualify, check out our guidance on how to apply.

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

Domestic students

Domestic research students are not required to pay tuition fees as they are enrolled under the Research Training Scheme which funds the fees. For further information see

International students

Indicative fees for international students are:

International student fees (ISF)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

For more information see:

Annual indicative fee for international students

For further information on International Tuition Fees see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Exceptional research degrees at ANU

The Australian National University provides PhD students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support. When selecting a research program, an institution's reputation is everything. ANU is one of the world's leading universities, and the smart choice for your research program.

As a PhD student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of a supervisory panel of experts in the field. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge, research and development.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

Career options following the Doctor of Philosophy degree include an academic path and/or public and/or private clinical psychology practice.

Further Information

Please note the application closing date is 30 September each year.
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