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Master of Neuroscience

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Biological Sciences not elsewh

Do you want to better understand how the nervous system works?

The ANU Master of Neuroscience is an intensive program of graduate coursework providing a pathway for science graduates to acquire new skills, or to extend and renew their understanding of neuroscience principles.

This program is designed to give you both theoretical and practical knowledge of the modern concepts in neuroscience and the methodologies employed. You will be taught by leading Australian neuroscientists and have opportunities to gain first-hand experience of neuroscience research.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. demonstrate high level knowledge in neuroscience;
  2. apply their knowledge in neuroscience to new problems;
  3. interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to neuroscience;
  4. demonstrate a theoretical understanding of current neuroscience techniques
  5. demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyse results and write scientific reports;
  6. clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats.

Further Information

Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Neuroscience (Adv) and undertaking a 48 unit research project if they satisfy the following requirements:

• achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework

• have the approval of an identified supervisor, and 

• have completed compulsory courses in the Master Neuroscience (Advanced) 

 

Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.

 

Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.

Alternative courses can be substituted for elective courses with the approval of the program convener

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% and at least 8 courses in cognate disciplines.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Cognate discipline

Cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, medicine, anatomy and physiology, biological psychology

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$29,280.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Neuroscience requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

 

A minimum of 24 units must come from 8000-level courses

 

The 96 units must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

NEUR6101 Cellular Neuroscience

NEUR6102 Systems Neuroscience

 

A minimum of 6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

BIOL6174 Cell Physiology in Health and Disease

PSYC6010 Biological Basis of Behaviour

 

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BIOL8291 Research Presentation Skills

NEUR8001 Topics in Neuroscience

NEUR8700 Neuroscience Research proposal

NEUR8701 Readings in Neuroscience

NEUR8704 Neuroscience Essay

 

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BIOL6161 Genes: Replication and Expression

BIOL6171 Biochemistry and Nutrition

BIOL6191 Biology, Society and Ethics

BIOL6201 Big Questions in Biology

BIOL6202 Experimental Design and Analysis in Biology

BIOL8021 Health and Disease in a Changing World

BIOL8702 Advanced Research Techniques

POPM8001 Mental Health

PSYC6030 Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology

SCOM6031 Science, Risk and Ethics

VCPG6002 Mobilising Research

 

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6020 Human Ecology

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research

ENVS6306 Human Futures

SCOM6012 Science Communication and the Web

SCOM6015 Speaking of Science

SCOM6016 Science in the Media

SCOM6027 Science and Public Policy

SCOM6501 Strategies in Science Communication

SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public

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