Cell and Developmental Biology

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    After completing this major you might pursue career paths in research or diagnostic laboratories, biotechnology, government agencies, agriculture, journalism and the medico-legal area. Earnings for life scientists, which includes Cell and Developmental Biology, are above average and employment for this occupation is expected to grow moderately to 2019.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major

    Graduate research

    Completing the Cell and Developmental Biology major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. If you wish to explore biomedicine research questions in greater depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to graduate research at honours, masters and doctoral level. Research training preparation within the honours year, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research. Graduate pathways advice is available at the Health Hub to help you understand and plan your options for further study.

    Graduate degrees pathways

    If you wish to continue professional studies at graduate level, this major leads to a range of graduate degree pathways:

    • Science and technology focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Graduate degree pathways that will prepare you for a wide range of professions including engineering, law, teaching, medicine and other health sciences
    • Further graduate study in to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as humanities, business, government.