Understanding human behaviour provides a platform to take action.

We believe the ability to understand, predict and explain human behaviour is integral to improving lives in today’s society. That’s why we offer psychology courses at Swinburne.

Our Psychology courses take you on an exploration into human behaviour. Together, we uncover the secrets to the human brain in order to understand what motivates actions and behaviours. We also place an emphasis on social groups and interactions. You’ll also gain comprehensive practical skills in addition to theory: It’s our way of preparing you for a rewarding career that can improve the lives of others.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your wisdom to the workplace. Graduates of APAC accredited programs will also have completed the necessary accreditation placements for registration.

A psychology course doesn’t limit you to clinical and counselling roles: in addition to clinical practice and counselling future careers can also be found in human resources, marketing, journalism and policy development.

We think it’s an experience that makes the adventure worth taking.
Come, see for yourself.

Student experience

Discover why Deborah chose Swinburne. Hear about her experiences studying psychology and psychophysiology, and working at the Royal Children's Hospital. 

Learn more about psychology and psychophysiology at Swinburne

A photograph of the George Building, Hawthorn Campus, where the Swinburne Psychology Clinic is located

Hands-on experience


Swinburne Psychology Clinic is the largest university psychology clinic in Australia. The clinic allows students undertaking postgraduate studies in clinical or counselling psychology to gain valuable experience, training and clinical skills needed to work independently.