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Postgraduate programs

Postgraduate study preparing you to shape the future

Our coursework and research postgraduate programs are multidisciplinary. With a rigorous curriculum and access to excellent facilities for researchers, these programs prepare you for leadership in brain and mind sciences.

Postgraduate program by coursework

The postgraduate program by coursework in Brain and Mind Sciences builds on existing undergraduate offerings of the University of Sydney. We provide students multidisciplinary training from internationally recognised leaders and an education environment that offers a unique, interdisciplinary brain and mind science curriculum.

We currently offer two master’s degrees, as well as their equivalents in graduate certificates and graduate diplomas:

The Master of Brain and Mind Sciences develops clinical and neuroscience knowledge and research, allowing students to choose a path that best suits them.

The Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) develops clinical and research skills in psychiatry and neuroscience and is designed for those already working in psychiatry as psychiatry trainees, general practitioners, career medical officers and psychiatrists.


Postgraduate degrees by research

In the postgraduate program by research, students undertake a supervised research project working with global leaders in brain and mind sciences. During this course, you will use dedicated research laboratories and clinical services, translating research outputs into cutting-edge, integrated care.

Students at the 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 Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a one-year full-time or or two-year part-time research degree that combines a research project with some coursework. People who take this course generally 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.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine is a thesis-based research degree that allows you 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.