Welcome to Life and Social Sciences from Our Dean
The Faculty of Life and Social Sciences undertakes innovative teaching and research with a view to integrating science and technology with society and human behaviour. The Faculty aims to produce the future leaders of industry and society by educating students in a real-world context to not only understand the changing world in which we live, but also to influence the development of new technologies.
The Faculty of Life and Social Sciences is one of the largest of Swinburne's five faculties, with more than 230 academic, administrative, research, and technical staff, and over 4,000 students, including almost 300 postgraduate research higher degree students. We have approximately 600 international students undertaking studies in either undergraduate or postgraduate programs with the Faculty.
The Faculty is academically diverse, offering a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of arts and humanities, health science, media and digital media, psychology, science and social sciences. It is also home to a number of research centres, the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre, Environment and Biotechnology Centre and the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology.
The Faculty of Life and Social Sciences explores the creative potential of bridging disciplinary boundaries in its learning, teaching and research activity by integrating the broad areas of science, technology and society.
As our world experiences unprecedented advances in generating new scientific and technological knowledge, our degree programs enable our students to not only understand and deal with the vast amount of knowledge that is now available, but also to equip them with the academic knowledge and skills to take active and innovative roles in the world as knowledge leaders and managers of scientific, technological and social change.
Faculty of Life and Social Sciences