Program Overview

Gain specialist knowledge about the application of psychology to aspects of the law, the justice system and forensic science, as well as statistical skills relevant to forensic issues. Complete research projects, specialist units in research design and project units related to forensic psychology. The three-year undergraduate major in psychology is professionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Graduates who complete this major are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours).

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  Location

MelbourneAustralia

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  Course Duration

36 Months

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  Tuition Fee

AU$ 35,960

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IELTS: 6 TOEFL: 75

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Modules:
 

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Cognition and Human Performance
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Analysis of Variance and Regression
  • Statistics for Forensics
  • Advanced Topics in Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality
  • History and Philosophy of Psychology
  • Mental health diversity, diagnosis and treatment

Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 70

Or, via Early Entry Program – range of criteria with school recommendation. Head here for more info on this program and the VTAC code associated with this entry pathway. 


Successful completion of one of the following:
 

  • the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees).
  • Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.

The cost of studying at Swinburne University of Technology varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$35,960 annually, to study in Swinburne University of Technology.

Future career options for graduates of this degree may include medical researcher, community worker, health policy developer, clinical technologist, hospital scientist, healthcare consultant, health communication officer, nutritionist and more.

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