Understanding human behaviour provides a platform to take action.

We believe the ability to understand, predict and explain human behaviour is integral to improving lives in today’s society. That’s why we offer psychology courses at Swinburne.

Our Psychology courses take you on an exploration into human behaviour. Together, we uncover the secrets to the human brain in order to understand what motivates actions and behaviours. We also place an emphasis on social groups and interactions. In addition to theory, you will gain practical skills to prepare you for a rewarding career that can improve the lives of others.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your wisdom to the workplace. Graduates of APAC accredited programs will also have completed the necessary accreditation placements for registration.

A psychology course doesn’t limit you to clinical and counselling roles: in addition to clinical practice and counselling, future careers can also be found in human resources, marketing, journalism and policy development.

We think it’s an experience that makes the adventure worth taking.
Come, see for yourself.

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Become a 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.

Real-world experiences

Discover how Swinburne graduates Kerry and Deborah made the most of opportunities to gain work experience before completing their degrees. Now, they’re both making a difference in the world by taking their studies in psychology in two different directions.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

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Hands-on experience


Swinburne Psychology Clinic is the largest university psychology clinic in Australia. The clinic allows students undertaking postgraduate studies in clinical or counselling psychology to gain valuable experience, training and clinical skills needed to work independently.

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