Postgraduate degrees by research

In Postgraduate Research Program, students undertake a supervised research project working with global leaders in brain and mind sciences.

Uniquely, Brain and Mind Centre has dedicated research laboratories and modern digital technologies co-located with the clinical services, translating research outputs into cutting-edge, integrated care.

Students at Brain and Mind Centre can enrol in postgraduate research degrees available in a variety of fields such as science, health sciences, medicine, nursing and psychology.

We currently offer the following courses.


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a thesis-based research degree that allows students to explore an area of research interest in depth. It takes a minimum of three years' full-time or six years' part-time study to complete.

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time research degree that combines a research project with some coursework. It is generally taken by people who already have a research project in mind – with a defined topic, study population and research method – and are looking to provide an academic context for their project.