What will I learn?

Neuroscientists investigate areas of the nervous system. How do nervous systems grow, develop and learn? How do we process the sensory stimuli we receive? You'll be taught by academics with established international reputations in research.

Discover the nervous system at all levels, from molecules that make up individual nerve cells and the transfer of information from one nerve cell to another, to the complexities of how behavior, thought and emotions are produced. Neuroscientists are interested in how nervous system function can be restored after disease and injury to the brain. Studying a major in Neuroscience means you'll be taught by academics with established international reputations in neuroscience research at all levels.

Career Pathways

Neuroscience is a diverse, multidisciplinary science and graduates will be well suited to a range of employment destinations including research and clinical laboratories, government agencies and science communication.

Further Study

Honors in Neuroscience is a blend of coursework and research project work designed to introduce you to the world of research. It will equip you with the skills and flexibility of outlook needed to deal with rapidly changing technologies and lead into habits of critical thinking, problem analysis and public presentation which will serve in any leadership role. The combination of formal study and practical experience offered by this honors specialization is suitable preparation for entry into graduate professional courses such as medicine, physiotherapy, audiology, chiropractic, nursing, teaching or forensics, especially for students interested in furthering those fields through research. The honors specialization also provides a suitable entry-level qualification for careers in science communication and biomedical research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

095001B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$54,933.33 (US$ 37,701) per year
AUD $164,800 total course fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$54,933.33 (US$ 37,701) per year
AUD $164,800 total course fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

UWA Albany Centre

35 Stirling Terrace,

ALBANY PO,

Western Australia,

6332, ALBANY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent). Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Monash University
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About this uni

UWA ranks 1st in Western Australia and is one of the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • Ranked 86th in QS World University Rankings 2020
  • Rated five stars for its student-teacher ratio
  • A proud member of the Group of Eight
  • 7 subject areas in world’s top 50-QS Subject Rankings 2018