Brain and Mind Sciences

Admission requirements


Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Brain and Mind Sciences and the Graduate Diploma in Brain and Mind sciences requires:

  • an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline plus satisfactory performance at an interview, if required.

Admission to the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences requires:

  • the completion of award requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma, or
  • an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline plus satisfactory performance at an interview, if required.

See course Rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Brain and Mind Sciences requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of core units of study, and
  • 12 credit points of elective units of study

The Graduate Diploma in Brain and Mind Sciences requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of core units of study, and
  • 24 credit points of elective units of study

The Master of Brain and Mind Sciences requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 18 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 30 credit points of elective units of study including at least 1 capstone unit of study, or
    18 credit points of elective units of study and 12 research
    units of study

Sample pattern of enrolment - full-time students

Full-time students of the Master of Brain and Mind Science will have the following options for enrolment.


Semester 1 UoS code and name

Credit point Delivery mode

Core units of study (select all)

BMRI5002
Fundamental Neuroscience

6  face to face
BMRI5004
Translational and Clinical Neuroscience
6  face to face
BMRI5020
Research Inquiry
6  face to face
Elective units of study (choose one of the following units)
BMRI5010
Brain and Mind Disorders in Childhood
6  face to face
BMRI5013
Neuropsychopharmacology
6  block mode
BMRI5026
Suicide and Suicide Prevention
6  block mode

Semester 2 UoS code and name Credit points Delivery  mode
Students choose four of the following units, including at least  one capstone, or if considering the research option, choose 12 credit points of research units of study.
Elective units of study
BMRI5001
Hist, Phil & Ethics of Brain & Mind Sci
(can be used as a capstone unit)
6  face to face
BMRI5006
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
6  block mode
BMRI5007
Neuropsychology
6  face to face
BMRI5011
Brain and Mind Disorders in Youth
6  face to face
BMRI5012
Brain Ageing
6  face to face
BMRI5017
Genetics of Brain and Mind Disorders
(can be used as a capstone unit)
6  block mode

BMRI5027
Leadership and Policy in
Mental Health 1
(can be used as a capstone unit)
(department permission required for enrolment)

6  block mode
Research units of study
BMRI5023
Research Activity 1
(can be used as a capstone unit)
(department permission required for enrolment)
6  field experience
BMRI5024
Research Activity 2
(can be used as a capstone unit)
(department permission required for enrolment)
6  field experience

Sample pattern of enrolment - part-time students

Part-time students of the Master of Brain and Mind Science should take two units of study per semester and will have the following options for enrolment.


Year 1 Semester 1 UoS code and name

Credit point Delivery mode

Core units of study (select all)

BMRI5002
Fundamental Neuroscience

6 face to face
BMRI5004
Translational and Clinical Neuroscience
6 face to face

Year 1 Semester 2 UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode
Elective units of study (choose two of the following units)
BMRI5001
Hist, Phil & Ethics of Brain & Mind Sci
(can be used as a capstone unit)
6  face to face
BMRI5006
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
6  block mode
BMRI5007
Neuropsychology
6  face to face
BMRI5011
Brain and Mind Disorders in Youth
6  face to face
BMRI5012
Brain Ageing
6  face to face
BMRI5017
Genetics of Brain and Mind Disorders
(can be used as a capstone unit)
6  block mode
BMRI5027
Leadership and Policy in
Mental Health 1
(can be used as a capstone unit)
(department permission required for enrolment)
6  block mode

Year 2 Semester 1 UoS code and name

Credit point Delivery mode

Core units of study (select all)

BMRI5020
Research Inquiry
6  face to face
Elective units of study (choose one of the following units)
BMRI5010
Brain and Mind Disorders in Childhood
6  face to face
BMRI5013
Neuropsychopharmacology
6  block mode
BMRI5026
Suicide and Suicide Prevention
6  block mode

Year 2 Semester 2 UoS code and name Credit points Delivery mode
Students choose two of the Elective units of study, including at least one capstone, or if considering the research option, choose 12 credit points of research units of study.
Elective units of study 
BMRI5001
Hist, Phil & Ethics of Brain & Mind Sci
(can be used as a capstone unit)
6  face to face
BMRI5006
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
6

 block mode

BMRI5007
Neuropsychology
6  face to face
BMRI5011
Brain and Mind Disorders in Youth
6  face to face
BMRI5012
Brain Ageing
6  face to face
BMRI5017
Genetics of Brain and Mind Disorders
(can be used as a capstone unit)
6  block mode

BMRI5027
Leadership and Policy in
Mental Health 1
(can be used as a capstone unit)
(department permission required for enrolment)

6  block mode
Research units of study
BMRI5023
Research Activity 1
(can be used as a capstone unit)
(department permission required for enrolment)
6  field experience
BMRI5024
Research Activity 2
(can be used as a capstone unit)
(department permission required for enrolment)
6  field experience