Where will this take me?
After completing the Immunology major, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.
Immunology may lead to careers in infectious diseases, diagnostics, molecular biology, biotechnology, vaccinology, or biosafety and regulation.
With further study, you could find yourself in a research career investigating infectious agents, their genes, underlying mechanisms of infectious disease and the genetics and diseases associated with the immune system.
Employers include CSL, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and the Peter Doherty Institute.
You can complete an honours year in Immunology as part of your bachelors degree, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.
If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great lead-in to many specialist science and health degrees. Graduate degrees you could consider include:
- Doctor of Dental Surgery
- Doctor of Medicine
- Doctor of Optometry
- Doctor of Physiotherapy
- Master of Biomedical Science
- Master of Biotechnology
- Master of Science (BioSciences)
- Master of Speech Pathology.
Depending on the subjects you take in your bachelors degree, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.
If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.
This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, hospital or biotechnology company.