Study with us

Study with us

The Department of Cognitive Science offers exceptional learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in how the mind and brain work.

Our flexible programs give our students exposure to foundational and cutting-edge research, taught by internationally renowned researchers, and using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The diverse range of challenging and engaging topics include neuroscience, cognitive disorders and delusions, memory, auditory processing, attention, reading, language, and action.

Where can study in Cognitive Science take you?

Throughout your degree you will develop skills essential for success in the workplace or research environment including strong critical-thinking, complex problem-solving and effective communication skills. This could lead to a range of exciting careers including:

  • data scientist
  • health care worker
  • information technology analyst
  • marketer
  • medical researcher
  • physician
  • research scientist
  • science communicator or journalist
  • software engineer
  • technical writer
  • web developer.

Academic Advising

Advisers provide guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate students about the course selection and how this might fit within your overall educational and employment goals.


For advice on undergraduate study, the Linguistics, Cognitive Science & Bachelor of Human Sciences Student Office from the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences is your first point of contact:

Location:4 First Walk  (next to the Library), Ground Floor
Opening Hours:Monday to Friday 8am-6pm for appointments, 10am – 4pm for drop-in service. Please note that the student office staff is working remotely for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19 retrictions. The best contact is via AskMQ rather than phone.
Online enquiry:

For program or unit advice submit an enquiry on AskMQ

Please note the subject line of your enquiry as "Faculty of Medicine, Health, and Human Sciences Program Advice"

Telephone:+61 2 9850  6360
Bianca de Wit 

For further academic advise regarding studying Cognitive and Brain Sciences as an undergraduate at Macquarie University, contact Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching in the Department of Cognitive Science:

Dr Bianca De Wit

Higher Degree Research

The Office of HDR Training and Partnerships is responsible for the management and administration of candidature and scholarships for domestic and international candidates. For general advice on your higher degree research program, including MRes and PhD, contact them:

Location:Office 396, Level 3, 17 Wally's Walk East
Online enquiry:Ask them a question here
Paul Sowman 

For further academic advice regarding the MRes or PhD programs in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Macquarie University, contact the HDR Director in the Department of Cognitive Science:

Associate Professor Paul Sowman

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