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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Did you know that not all unis are created equal? Some are ancient and made of bluestone, others are all about theory. At Swinburne, you won't just study the field you want to work in, you'll practice the work you'll do when you score your dream job. 

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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.

  • Michelle's placement story

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

    Michelle’s placement gave her the opportunity to co-author a cancer research article and has opened her horizons to future employment.

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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