Master of Mental Health and Neuroscience
Become research-ready and prepared for the future of mental health and neuroscience. This fully-online Master program provides a pathway to higher research or academia and offers a continuation for those who have completed a Graduate Diploma.
Studying through UniSC’s Thompson Institute, you will learn from experts who are not only at the forefront of mental health and neuroscience research, education, and advocacy, but are also translating the latest science into mental health practice to improve lives.
You will also learn about the growing role of advanced neuroimaging techniques in research, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as new approaches to mental health treatment, such as brain stimulation.
Areas of focus include youth mental health, advanced neuroimaging, suicide prevention, brain ageing, neurocognition, lifestyle factors, and stress-related disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder.
This program is highly interactive, offering regular contact with your course coordinator and fellow students. It takes advantage of its online format to provide a variety of stimulating high-quality resources designed to aid your attention and learning.
First intake Semester 1, 2024
DurationFull-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Indicative 2024 fees (A$)Fee-paying
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
This program is not CRICOS registered. Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to onshore international students on a Student Visa. Semester 2 commencement is for part-time study only.
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Delivery mode
- Total courses
- Total units
- 1.5 years full time or equivalent part time 1.5 years full time or equivalent part time
- CRICOS code
- UniSC program code
Specialised courses (11) 144 units
MHN700 Research Principles in Mental Health and Neuroscience
MHN701 Mental Health and Neuroscience: Translational Research
MHN702 Youth Mental Health and Neurobiology
MHN703 Neuroimaging Advances in Mental Health
MHN704 Understanding and Preventing Suicide
MHN705 Healthy Brain Ageing
MHN706 Neurocognition and Mental Health
MHN707 Stress-related Disorders
MHN708 Lifestyle Factors and Mental Health
MHN710 Research Perspectives and Implementation B(24 units)
MHN711 Research Perspectives and Implementation A
To be considered for admission, candidates would normally be required to hold an undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7), or equivalent, from a recognised higher education institution in a relevant discipline, as determined by the Program Coordinator. Examples of relevant disciplines include science, medical science, nursing, medicine, psychology, health science and pharmacy.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you also need to meet the minimum English language requirements for your chosen program. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you may like to enrol in one of our English Language Programs.
Additional entry information
Standard English language requirements apply.
- Successfully complete 144 units as outlined in the program structure
- Fee-paying estimate
- A$24,204 - 2024 Fees
Postgraduate coursework places
All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.
Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.
International fee-paying places
Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2023 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.
Annual tuition fees are based on 2023 rates and the equivalent full-time student load as per the recommended study sequence in the relevant program.
Actual fees payable are based on the actual enrolment load in a teaching period (excluding Study Abroad and Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway).
All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).