Where will this take me?


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

Career outcomes

This major opens up career opportunities in areas including consulting, medical and health-related sciences, pharmaceutical research, research in university departments and in hospitals, and research work in applied physiology.

Employers include universities, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Physiology 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.