Psychology and Forensic Science
Peeling back the layers and revealing how behaviour leads to crime is not only fascinating, it helps drive change and reform in the justice system and provides grounding for new ways to fight crime.
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. Browse our courses to find detailed course information, application dates, entry requirements, fees, subjects, ATAR calculator and more.
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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
Bachelor of Health Science (Professional) student Michelle was responsible for assisting with the research process from idea to publication and dissemination.
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.
"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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Work Integrated Learning
Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects.