48 months
36360 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology) program at the Swinburne University of Technology combines intensive high-level research training in clinical psychology and training in forensic psychology by way of coursework, clinical placements and a research thesis concerned with clinical forensic psychology.

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The Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology) program at the Swinburne University of Technology will train highly qualified researchers and clinicians who can work in clinical and forensic psychology domains.

Key facts:

Overall the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology) degree comprises:

  • Research (thesis and embedded research in the coursework)
  • Coursework component and
  • Placement component

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counselling Theory and Skills
  • Advanced Psychological Assessment
  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Research
  • Forensic Psychology, Children and Families
  • Forensic Psychology, Theory and Practice 
  • Professional Ethics and Psychopharmacology                       
  • Health and Forensic Psychology (Civil) 
  • Clinical and Forensic Placement 
  • Research Project (Clinical and Forensic) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


400 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code 083182B

Completion of at least four years of studies in psychology at a high level of achievement in the last 10 years.For example:
  • A four-year (or equivalent) sequence of studies in psychology at first or upper second class level in a course; or
  • Courses accredited by the Epicor have equivalent overseas qualifications recognised by the APS; and
  • Experience in face-to-face counselling or significant training in counselling skills e.g. Lifeline, Care Ring, counselling skills in tertiary programs or other appropriate work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36360 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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