Brain and Mind Sciences

Admission requirements

In general, admission to the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Brain and Mind sciences requires an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline plus satisfactory performance at an interview.

Admission to the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences requires an undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline plus satisfactory performance at an interview.

Admission to the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences in Psychiatry requires a medical degree plus satisfactory performance at an interview.

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, or
    18 credit points of elective units of study and 12 research
    units of study

Sample pattern of enrolment

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

Core units of study (select all)

BMRI5002
Fundamental Neuroscience

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

Semester 2 UoS code and name Credit points
Elective units of study (choose four of the following units)
BMRI5001
Hist, Phil & Ethics of Brain & Mind Sci
6
BMRI5006
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
6
BMRI5007
Neuropsychology
6
BMRI5011
Brain and Mind Disorders in Youth
6
BMRI5012
Brain and Mind Disorders in Ageing
6
BMRI5017
Genetics of Brain and Mind Disorders
6
BMRI5027
Leadership and Policy in Mental
Health 1
6
BMRI5023
Research Activity 1
6
BMRI5024
Research Activity 2
6