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Master of Educational Neuroscience

Earn a Master’s in Educational Neuroscience with Central Queensland University and learn how neuroscience serves as an innovative tool in developing teaching methods that enhance student experiences.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    1 Year Full-time or 4 Years Part-time
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    A$13,776

Master of Educational Neuroscience

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 1 Year Full-time or 4 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    A$13,776

    Bridge brain science and teaching strategies with Central Queensland University

    In recent years, there’s been a surge of interest in how neuroscience can revolutionise teaching and learning. This master’s programme unlocks the transformative power of educational neuroscience, revealing how brain science innovates teaching methods to enhance student experiences and outcomes.

    Wrap your brain around educational neuroscience to help every student succeed

    Throughout its seven units, you’ll explore brain function, cognition, and educational psychology, and learn how these fields can improve engagement, mental health, and memory retention.

    Whether you wish to refine your teaching methods, advance your career, or help students, this programme equips you with the tools needed to thrive in today’s evolving educational landscape.

    To be eligible for the Master’s of Educational Neuroscience, applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements: *A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor's degree or higher equivalent qualification with a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the facilitation of learning of others; or

    *A CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience; or

    *Current Teacher Registration with an Australian State or Territory teacher registration authority (or equivalent).

    To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate of Educational Neuroscience, applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements:

    *A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the facilitation of learning of others; or

    *A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor's degree or higher equivalent qualification; or

    *A completed and recognised AQF comparable Diploma level qualification with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the facilitation of learning of others.

    Additionally, this degree is taught in English. If English is not your first language, you’ll be required to show that you’ve completed the following in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or the United States of America:

    *A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent)

    *An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma-level qualification

    *Bachelor-level qualification study for at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0

    If you can’t provide this information, you’ll need to complete an English language proficiency test and meet the following requirements for any of these approved language tests:

    *International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) with an overall band score of at least 6.0 overall

    *Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an overall score of 550 or more

    *Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) (overall score of 54) with an overall score of 55 and no sub-score less than 46

    *Occupational English Test with Grades A in all components.

    This master’s programme is ideal for teachers, educational psychologists, social workers, managers, and academics hoping to build their knowledge and skills in educational neuroscience to improve their professional careers and student learning experiences.

    On this fully online and flexible course, you’ll develop a versatile understanding of neuroscience, as well as gain brain-based strategies that’ll help you stay ahead of the curve and optimise teaching, stimulate brain development, and encourage positive learning environments.

    If you’re only interested in earning a Graduate Certificate in Educational Neuroscience, you’ll complete the first four units of this programme and its associated assignments:

    +Learn foundational principles of educational neuroscience: Explore the social and practical applications of brain science in education.

    +Empower neuroscience-backed leadership: Discover leadership strategies informed by neuroscience principles.

    +Understand how neuroplasticity can be applied to education: Uncover the brain’s capacity to change and debunk common myths to tailor teaching methods to each student’s needs.

    +Link learning and memory to educational strategies: Gain insights into optimising learning and memory through neuroscience.

    To receive your Master in Educational Neuroscience, you’ll complete three additional units:

    +Utilise remote learning best practices informed by neuroscience: Learn how to enhance remote learning using neuroscience insights.

    +Advance educational neuroscience research: Develop advanced research skills and ethical frameworks for applying brain science in education.

    +Complete a capstone research project: Conduct a comprehensive research project on a relevant educational brain research topic.

    In both courses, you’ll also gain the following skills:

    +Understand how the brain works: Learn how the brain processes information, forms memories, and develops cognitively, guiding teaching strategies, curriculum design, and student support.

    +Apply evidence-based practices: Learn how to critically evaluate research results and apply them in educational settings to create effective interventions and programmes.

    +Grasp emotional regulation and well-being: Examine emotions and stress management, fostering a positive classroom atmosphere, student well-being, and enhancing teaching.

    +Explore neuroscientific assessment tools: Know which tools to use when evaluating cognitive abilities, attention, and emotional regulation, to create personalised learning plans and pinpoint areas for enhancement.

    +Spotlight neurodiversity and inclusion: Foster an understanding of neurodiversity, recognising varied learning profiles to create inclusive learning environments.

    Master of Educational Neuroscience

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 1 Year Full-time or 4 Years Part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    A$13,776

    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and Central Queensland University will get in touch with you with more information.

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