About ISN Psychology

The Institute for Social Neuroscience (ISN Psychology) offers a unique path to your career in psychology. And for those seeking a career as a clinical psychologist, ISN is the only institute currently offering eligible students the opportunity to enrol from first year to master’s.

Whether you have just finished Year 12, are part way through an undergraduate degree, or are looking for a place in psychology honours or master’s, enrolling at ISN allows you to learn and explore in an environment that is all about intellectual curiosity and freedom of expression.

You will study in a tertiary college that specialises in psychology, where no other faculties compete for funds and resources. With clinical placements on-site and access to organisations like the Florey Institute, you will learn in a highly immersive environment.

ISN is located in the prestigious Heidelberg medical precinct, only 300 metres from public transport and the Burgundy Street cafés, restaurants and shops.

New paradigms in mental health diagnostics and treatment

As a graduate of ISN, you will be one of few to have explored social neuroscience, a multidisciplinary field that promises to revolutionise the delivery of psychological and mental health services.

Not only can findings from social neuroscience be applied to health, they can also be used to predict and explain human behaviour and social processes in ways that could be used in social welfare, urban planning, environmental management, education, business management, and many other fields of endeavour.

In short, enrolling at ISN not only gives you a unique pathway to a psychology degree, it also gives you a broad understanding of human nature and its application to the world of the future.

Courses are offered face-to-face at ISN Psychology’s Heidelberg campus in Melbourne, Victoria. The campus is set in the Austin medical precinct where students will benefit from ISN’s collaboration with organisations like the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. All ISN courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Campus tours are available by appointment. Please call our office to book a time on (03) 9456 9188.

2018 Application Round – Key Dates

Course of Study




Bachelor of Psychological Science The Bachelor of Psychological Science is a three-year full-time or part-time equivalent undergraduate program Round 1 Applications Close 16 November 2018
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is a four-year full-time or part-time equivalent undergraduate program inclusive of a 4th/honours year. Students need to meet the honours hurdle requirements to continue into the final year. Round 1 Applications close 16 November 2018
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is a single year full-time or part-time equivalent program for students who completed their first three years of psychological studies at Institutes other than ISN Psychology. Applications close 31 October 2018
Master of Psychology (Clinical) The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a 2-year full-time course. Applicants must meet entry requirements as outlined on the master’s course page. Applications Close 31 October 2018

2019 Academic Key Dates – Semester 1

Date Event
Semester One/ Study Period 1
4th February – 1st March Course and Unit Enrolment Period
25th February – 1st March Orientation Week
4th March Classes Commence
29th March Census Date
19th – 26th April Mid Semester Break
29th April Classes Resume
31st May Classes End
3rd – 7th June Study Week
10th – 28th June Exam Period
28th June End of Semester
19th July Results Released
Semester Two/ Study Period 2 
1st – 26th July Course and Unit Enrolment Period
22nd – 26th July Orientation Week
29th July Classes Commence
30th August Census Date
9th – 13th September Mid Semester Break
16th September Classes Resume
25th October Classes End
28th October – 1st November Study Week
4th – 22nd November Exam Period
22nd November End of Semester
13th December Results Released

Address:  Level 6, 10 Martin street Heidelberg VIC 3084.

Phone:     (03) 9456 9188

Email:       registrar@isn.edu.au or contact us for more information or to speak to our admissions team.