The education arm of the Institute for Social Neuroscience Psychology (ISN) offers a unique path to your career in psychology. Whether you have just finished Year 12, or have completed an undergraduate degree, enrolling at ISN allows you to learn and explore in an environment that values intellectual curiosity and freedom of expression.

You will study in an institute that specialises in psychology, with no other faculties competing for funds and resources. And since ISN has its own on-site clinic and research facilities you will learn from highly-regarded staff in profession.

Learning within the prestigious medical precinct in Heidelberg, you will benefit from ISN’s collaboration with organisations like the Florey Institute.

The Florey Institute, an ISN partner, is just over the road in Burgundy Street


The precinct is 300 metres from public transport and the Burgundy Street cafés, restaurants and shops.

Student Support Services

The health and wellbeing of our students is of utmost concern to us at ISN. We offer a full suite of services that ensure that all commencing students are given a full induction and support in the initial months and on an ongoing basis. Any student at any point in time can get assistance to help them continue on their journey.


Please see our Student Advocacy & Support Services page for more details or download our Student Services Handbook.

Annual retreat

Honours and Master Level Students will also have the opportunity to engage in an annual research workshop retreat.

In addition to the talks on writing a thesis, good experimental design and scientific method, students will receive stress management and life coaching sessions.


The newly-outfitted learning and clinic facility has modern lecture rooms, one of which has two 215 cm touch screens to provide an interactive learning experience. Lectures can be recorded on video so that they are available online for students to review at any time.

We provide students with the latest information technology services to facilitate learning, including:

  • An electronic library
  • Moodle Rooms and Blackboard
  • WiseNet enrolment portal
  • Video recording of lectures
  • Interactive lectures with live Twitter feeds, access to internet and on-screen lecture notes and materials
  • Online study groups and tutorials


We are encouraging our students to keep in touch with us and each other after they finish they’re courses.

As alumni of ISN, networking within the profession will enhance your careers and help you to remain at the forefront of your chosen profession.

When you are close to completing your course, we will provide advice on helping you to remain in contact through our alumni network.

Mindfulness and Well-Being

To promote well-being and resilience, we run public mindfulness group sessions. Mindfulness involves being aware of the moment and the subjective conscious experience.

Similarly, the annual retreat for Honours and Master Level students takes place in an environment that promotes mindfulness and well-being.

Disability Services

Students with a disability must indicate this on the ISN Psychology Acceptance of Offer digital form which is accessible on the website when a student receives an offer of a place.

The nature and extent of a disability is required to be articulated. Students will then work with our Disability Officer to determine how disability support considerations can be accommodated within our course delivery framework.