Where will this take me?


After completing the Neuroscience major, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

After completing this major you might pursue careers in basic research, drug evaluation, drug development, education, audiology, behavioural research and brain imaging.

You can find our graduates working for employers including Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the Florey Institute.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Neuroscience 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:

Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate 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.