Human Structure and Function

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    This major will open up career opportunities in areas including: consulting, health media liaison, medical and health-related sciences, pharmaceutical researchscientific journalism, teaching, research in university departments and in hospitals, and research work in applied anatomy and physiology. Earnings for life scientists, which includes areas relating to human structure and function, are above average and employment for this occupation is expected to grow moderately to 2019.

    Graduate degree pathways from this major


    Completing the human structure and function 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, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.


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

    • This major leads directly to graduate programs in Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, graduate pathways advice is available to current students at Health Hub to help you understand and plan your options for further study in professional health science careers. Graduate pathways advice is available at the Health Hub to help you understand and plan you options for further study.
    • Science and technology-focused graduate study in degrees including biotechnology, environmental systems, informatics and nanotechnology
    • Further graduate study to develop your skills outside of science and technology in areas such as law, teaching, humanities, business, government.