Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

Study Discipline: Medical & Health Sciences
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Enter the realm of clinical psychology and embark on a journey of profound understanding and transformative impact with our esteemed Postgraduate Diploma program. Designed to cultivate both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, this qualification serves as a gateway to a rewarding career dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities.

By delving into the complexities of human behavior and emotions, students gain invaluable insights into the human psyche, equipping them to navigate the challenges of clinical practice with empathy and expertise.


Discover the art and science of clinical psychology with our Postgraduate Diploma program. Aspiring clinical psychologists are invited to explore the intricacies of the human mind and the dynamics of therapeutic intervention in a supportive and stimulating learning environment.

Rooted in the principles of evidence-based practice and ethical conduct, our program prepares students to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their clients. With a focus on experiential learning and professional development, graduates emerge as confident and compassionate practitioners ready to address the diverse needs of individuals across the lifespan.

Admission Requirements

  • 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.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • PSYC641 Advanced Psychopathology
  • PSYC642 Psychometric Assessment Methods
  • PSYC643 Year 1 Practicum
  • PSYC651 Psychotherapeutic Methods
  • PSYC653 Year 2 Practicum
  • PSYC654 Comprehensive Exam in Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC661 Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology 1
  • PSYC662 Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology II
  • PSYC670 Internship in Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC671 Internship in Clinical Psychology A – Part-time
  • PSYC672 Internship in Clinical Psychology B – Part-time
  • Domestic — $8,877
  • International — $42,200

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates are well-equipped to pursue a variety of career paths within the field of clinical psychology. Whether working in private practice, community mental health centers, hospitals, or academic institutions, they are poised to make a positive impact on the lives of those they serve. With a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and ongoing professional development, our alumni continue to thrive in their careers and contribute to the advancement of the field.

Visa Requirements:

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