- Length 2 years full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan MNEUR
- CRICOS code 082376M
- UAC code
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- demonstrate high level knowledge in neuroscience;
- apply their knowledge in neuroscience to new problems;
- interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to neuroscience;
- demonstrate a theoretical understanding of current neuroscience techniques
- demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyse results and write scientific reports;
- clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats.
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
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.
Cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, medicine, anatomy and physiology, biological psychology
- Annual indicative fee for international students
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
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.
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 Sensory Neuroscience
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:
BIOL6001 Human Physiology
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
MEDN8000 Translational Medicine: From Discovery to Healthcare
MEDN8002 Introduction to Principles and Practice of Clinical Research
MEDN8003 Principles of Clinical Pharmacology
POPM8001 Mental Health
PSYC6027 Late-life Development and Ageing
PSYC6030 Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology
SCOM8021 Ethics, Issues and Consequences of Science
VCPG6002 Mobilising Research
A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
SCOM6016 Science in the Media
SCOM6012 Science Communication and the Web
SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public
SCOM8015 Speaking of Science
SCOM6027 Science and Public Policy
SCOM8501 Strategies in Science Communication
ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change
ENVS6020 Human Ecology
ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action
ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research
ENVS6306 Human Futures