What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate in Brain and Mind Sciences provides focused education and training for the next generation of science, medical, nursing, psychiatry and psychology workforces, preparing them to meet the needs of those suffering from disorders of the brain and mind. The course will promote interdisciplinary research, encouraging investigation into disease in areas of the brain and mind. The course also draws on the strengths of the Brain and Mind Centre to assist you in your professional and clinical skills development.

In this course the core units of study provide you with an understanding of the link between basic neuroscience and clinical applications and interventions. This focus on translational research will offer you a broader application of the brain and mind sciences discipline and opportunity for collaboration and improved research outcomes.

The Graduate Certificate in Brain and Mind Sciences is embedded within the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences. The master's degree builds on concepts learned during the graduate diploma and graduate certificate. You may choose to complete the graduate certificate, or use it as a pathway into the master's degree in this discipline.

Careers & future study

Future study

The Graduate Certificate in Brain and Mind Sciences is embedded within the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences. The master's degree builds on concepts learned during the graduate diploma and graduate certificate. You may choose to complete the graduate certificate, or use it as a pathway into the master’s degree in this discipline.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Brain and Mind Sciences will have opportunities within:

general practice

clinical psychology, or psychiatry

working as graduate scientists in industry (science organisations, biotech industries, pharmaceutical companies)

university based settings

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

CRICOS

068827F

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $49,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year; The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Mallett Street Campus

Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney,

88 Mallett Street,

CAMPERDOWN,

New South Wales,

2050, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing.

For international students

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Brain and Mind Sciences will hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and satisfactorily perform at an interview.

In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

ADD TO MY FAVOURITES

About this uni

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities