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Discipline of Brain and Mind Sciences

Based at the internationally renowned Brain and Mind Centre
We prepare you for a highly rewarding career in mental health and neuroscience, where you can make a real difference to the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

About the discipline

We offer our programs and research through the Brain and Mind Centre, which is home to clinics focused on Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, youth mental health and sleep disorders, all of which are tied to clinical research programs.

The Brain and Mind Centre is highly regarded for its interdisciplinary model, leading researchers, and its important contributions to mental health and neuroscience. As a student, you will draw on these strengths to develop world-class professional and clinical skills. You will also have opportunities to conduct research alongside leading Australian mental health researchers.

You will gain a solid understanding of basic neuroscience, clinical applications and interventions.

Why study brain and mind sciences with us?

  • Our programs are offered through the Brain and Mind Centre which is home to clinics focused on Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, youth mental health and sleep disorders, all of which are tied to clinical research programs.
  • The Brain and Mind Centre also has leading preclinical laboratories working on the genetics of neurodevelopment and the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease and brain tumours, and a strong drive toward translational technologies such as neuroimaging and stem regenerative medicine.
  • You will work with leading Australian mental health researchers.

Study options

The University offers a range of research opportunites to help you pursue your passion. You can undertake a:

To learn more about research opportunities in the Faculty of Medicine and Health visit our postgraduate research page.

The Master of Brain and Mind Sciences offers a hands-on research component in which students work with elite researchers and professors on cutting-edge projects. This gave me a better understanding of medicine of the brain as well as opportunities to advance in my career.
Elena Germanoska, Master of Brain and Mind Sciences (2017)

Brain and Mind Centre

Brand and Mind Centre interior

The Brain and Mind Centre has leading preclinical laboratories exploring the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and brain tumours.

The centre offers a strong focus on translational technologies such as neuroimaging and stem-regenerative medicine.

Learn more about the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney.

Co-Director, Health and Policy

Ian Hickie
Brain and Mind Centre
Professor Ian Hickie AM
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Co-Director, Discovery and Translation

Matthew Kiernan
Brain and Mind Centre
Professor Matthew Kiernan
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