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Doctorate On Campus

Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology)

Swinburne University of Technology

48 months
35300 AUD/year
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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


100 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code 083182B

  • A four-year degree from an Australian university and to have completed a four-year sequence of studies in psychology at first or upper second class level in a course or courses accredited by the Australian Psychological Society, or equivalent overseas qualifications recognised by the APS, or a masters degree in psychology recognised by the APS
  • Demonstrated possession of an appropriate level of knowledge and skill related to research. In accordance with the guidelines set by the SwinburneGraduateResearchSchool, to have applied for and gained candidature approved by the Swinburne Higher Degrees Committee. Applicants who fail to gain candidature will not be eligible to continue in the doctoral program and may choose to apply for a place in the masters program
  • Preferable: 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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    35300 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 35300 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
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