Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Bachelor | Macquarie University | Sydney, Australia
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Cognitive and Brain Sciences

36 months
39600 AUD/year
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The Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Macquarie University – the only degree of its kind in Australia – will provide you with a strong foundation in the rapidly growing fields of cognitive science, neuroscience and computation, with an emphasis on building your critical-thinking and research skills in areas such as science communication, statistics and programming. 


Understanding cognition, which includes processes such as attention, perception, memory, reading and language, is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. As well as deciphering the workings of the healthy mind and brain, cognitive and brain scientists also investigate disorders such as anxiety, autism, dyslexia, post-traumatic stress, and schizophrenia.

Career after the Bachelor of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Macquarie University 

So that you’re equipped with the knowledge and skills employers require now and in the future, we design many of our degrees in consultation with a range of industries and sectors. Having such experts involved in creating the fundamentals of your degree provides you with opportunities to contextualise your learning, and gain the latest career insights.


  • Computer resource specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Front-end developer
  • Legal research analyst
  • Medical researcher
  • Research scientist
  • Science communication officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis for the Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Cognitive and Brain Sciences Laboratory
  • PACE: Cognitive Science in the Real World
  • Memory 
  • Hearing and Brain
  • Attention

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International selection rank: 80. The selection rank is based on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). It determines the minimum eligibility requirements for entry to Macquarie.
  • CRICOS CODE: 099142A 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39600 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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