With our criminal and forensic psychology courses, you’ll develop specialist knowledge, and analytical and research skills. You’ll become equipped to work within the system — and have the opportunity to change it for the better. 

A new generation of psychologists brings new ways of thinking. Forensic psychology courses at Swinburne gives you the tools to think differently — both in clinical and forensic contexts.

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Don't be put off by the whole VTAC process - it really is easier than it looks (thanks to our VTAC-TICAL Toolkit.) Inside it, you'll find 'power tools' like our Plan of VTAC web session with the experts - which we recorded recently - the ATAR calculator plus the opportunity to chat one-one-one with a course expert. 

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    How to become a professional psychologist

    At Swinburne, we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology degrees that are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

    Our APAC-accredited degrees support the path to becoming a fully registered psychologist, as determined by the Psychology Board of Australia.

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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  • "During my course I had the opportunity to work as a forensic psychology research assistant, which was an amazing experience. I worked alongside psychology academics on studies investigating many aspects of procedural justice, mental health and jury decision-making."

    Laura , Studying Psychology and Forensic Science

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