Our psychology courses will teach you how to unlock the secrets of the human brain so you can understand what motivates us in every facet of life.

In your psychology studies, you’ll learn about human behaviour so you can make a positive impact on our collective or individual wellbeing.

Once you graduate from your psychology degree, you’ll be on the path to practising psychology in a clinical setting. You can also apply psychology to a number of other careers, bringing your knowledge of human behaviour to whatever you do.

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.

Why study Psychology with us?

The largest psychology clinic in Australia*

 Healthcare industry will grow 14.9% over the next five years#

#1 in Melbourne for graduate salary

*Swinburne Psychology Clinic
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There's still time to apply for Semester 2

Whether it's business, health, or design you're interested in, TAFE, undergrad or postgrad – Semester 2 classes start on Monday 29 July.

See steps for applying, frequently asked questions, and key dates and deadlines.

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This Piece of Paper_Explores The Mind

At Swinburne, Bianca-Jaye’s getting more than a piece of paper. In fact, it took her just 2x papers to score her first big breakthrough. The first a Swinburne Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and the second, her first assignment in that same degree.

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    How one elective could set you on a career path in psychology

    Professor James Ogloff has sat across from some of Melbourne’s most notorious criminals. As a Forensic Psychologist, he assesses the minds of criminals during trials and also advises on public policy for the prevention of crime and reformation of criminals. Hear about his incredible career in psychology on this episode of the Swinburne podcast, Get Hungry.

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    • Politics

    What does the ‘common good’ actually mean? Our research found common ground across the political divide

    Some topics are hard to define. They are nebulous; their meanings are elusive. Topics relating to morality fit this description. So do those that are subjective, meaning different things to different people in different contexts. In our recently published paper, we targeted the nebulous concept of the “common good”.

    Tuesday 23 January 2024
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    • Science
    • Health

    Insomnia and mental disorders are linked. But exactly how is still a mystery

    The 2004 movie The Machinist gives us a striking depiction, albeit a fictional one, of the psychological effects of chronic insomnia. When people don’t have enough sleep, their memory and concentration are impaired in the short term. They are also less able to regulate their emotions.

    Friday 20 October 2023


Earn more than other graduates

Graduates of Swinburne's three-year undergraduate psychology program earn the highest UG graduate salary one year out in Melbourne. Swinburne is also ranked #1 in Melbourne for postgraduate graduates finding jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree.


  • "The staff at Swinburne are friendly and approachable and the students feel like they’re part of a community. The Hawthorn campus is so close to the city and has everything you’ll need. I had an unforgettable experience playing Ultimate Frisbee at the University Games!"

    Jessica , Studying Psychology

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