Interpreting human behaviour begins with understanding mental processes.

We believe an understanding of psychological processes and their relationship to brain function can have a wide range of impact on societal wellbeing. That’s why we offer psychology courses at Swinburne.

Psychology courses are an opportunity to discover how to understand and explain human behaviour and relationships. Our courses support the path to becoming a professional psychologist as the program is APAC accredited for progression to clinical practice with a fourth year of study. You’ll also gain practical skills through a variety of research projects, in addition to knowledge. This expertise includes project management, research design and report writing.

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 psychology, counselling, HR, mental health and more.

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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.

Jessica is studying psychology at Swinburne.

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!


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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.

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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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