Psychology and Forensic Science

Assessing offenders is about understanding where mind meets the justice system.

We believe psychology can play an integral role in the decisions made by the justice system. That’s why we offer psychology and forensic science courses at Swinburne.

Our psychology and forensic science courses are an opportunity to learn how psychology is applied to a range of areas associated with forensic science, including the justice system. We provide you with the specialist knowledge, analytical and research skills to work as a qualified researcher or clinician: It’s just a matter of choosing the course that suits the future you can picture.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your wisdom to the workplace. Future careers can be found in clinical and other forensic psychology environments.

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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.

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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.


Studying psychology and forensic science

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Work Integrated Learning allows you to gain professional experience as part of your studies at Swinburne. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduates.

Psychology and forensic science courses

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