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.

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    Jessica , Studying Psychology

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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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Earn more than other graduates

Graduates of Swinburne's three-year undergraduate psychology program earn the highest median starting salary in Victoria.* Undergraduate psychology students also ranked Swinburne second in Victoria for "teaching quality" with a score of 88.3%.*

*The Good Universities Guide 2019

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