Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Psychology and Psychiatry


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Forensic behavioural science is an emerging field of discourse at the interface of human services and criminal justice systems, which draws on a range of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, nursing, criminology, law, social work and ethics.

The graduate program in forensic behavioural science has been developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of a broad range of professionals working with people displaying antisocial and criminal behaviour. The program addresses both assessment and management issues. It assists professionals to incorporate 'best practice' principles into their daily work practices.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant courses

  • 4508 Master of Mental Health Science
  • 3972 Master of Social Work (Forensic Studies)