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Master of Psychology (Forensic)

This program provides an in-depth analysis of the interface between Psychology and Law in relation to the Criminal Courts, as well as Family and Civil matters. The program covers all stages of the Criminal Justice system from investigation and interview through to pre-trial psychological assessment, involvement at the pre-sentencing stage and the treatment of convicted offenders. There is an emphasis on the Scientist-practitioner approach.

This program is also designed to provide education, knowledge, training and clinical skills in professional psychology to meet the requirements for State registration as a psychologist.

Placements are an integral part of this program.  Students will undertake practical placements as part of their training.

Professional Outcomes:

The program meets the requirements set out by the QPRB.  Graduates will be eligible to apply for full registration with the QPRB after two years of probationary registration.  Graduates will be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Accreditation:

This program has been granted Conditional Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Entry requirements:

Completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited 4 year sequence of study in psychology (eg Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) Honours; Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology), or equivalent.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and are assessed on academic performance, referee reports and personal suitability via interview.

Condition of Enrolment:

Probationary registration from the Psychologists Board of Queensland(QPRB).

Important notes for students:

Students will find all the information required on obtaining registration from www.psychologyboard.qld.gov.au. Go to 'Registration' then click on 'Registering in Queensland' and then click on the link which relates to your situation.  The University will assist students as far as possible with their application to the Board.  Students should contact the Program Advisor in the School of Social Sciences for further assistance.

You should note to obtain all the required documentation for registration and for this to then be assessed by the Board for registration can take up to three months.  Students will not be permitted to enrol in the Master of Psychology (Clinical/Forensic) without submitting a copy of the registration to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Bond University takes no responsibility for students who have not fulfilled all the requirements of admission and condition of enrolment for the program.

*Domestic students wishing to commence study part-time are able to enrol in January, May or September semesters.

+After commencing part-time, it may be possible to convert to full-time enrolment status at the next scheduled full-time intake.  Students commencing part-time who convert to full-time status should plan to add additional semesters to their study plans.  Please contact the Program Advisor for details.

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