- Length 2 years full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan VNEUR
- CRICOS code 082342K
- UAC code
Do you want to better understand how the nervous system works?
The ANU Master of Neuroscience (Advanced) is a two-year program that consists of one year coursework plus a year of independent research. The coursework component will provide you with an advanced knowledge of current concepts in neuroscience, and will support those who wish to move into a neuroscience field from related areas of science and psychology but do not have a significant neuroscience background.
Your independent research will be required to develop expertise in a nominated area through independent research and completion of a dissertation.
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, synthesise and critically analyse published literature of relevance to neuroscience;
- demonstrate basic and complex laboratory skills that are commonly used in an area of neuroscience research;
- perform experimental work, interpret and analyse results, write reports and collate data into a thesis;
- clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats.
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.
Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project to continue to the research component.
- 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 (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the following coursework component:
12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
NEUR6101 Cellular Neuroscience
NEUR6102 Sensory Neuroscience
6 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BIOL6174 Cell Physiology in Health and Disease
PSYC6010 Biological Basis of Behaviour
30 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
BIOL8291 Research Presentation Skills
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
NEUR8700 Neuroscience Research proposal
NEUR8701 Readings in Neuroscience
NEUR8704 Neuroscience Essay
POPM8001 Mental Health
PSYC6030 Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology
SCOM8021 Ethics, Issues and Consequences of Science
VCPG6002 Mobilising Research
48 units from completion of the following research component:
48 units from completion of the completion of NEUR8001 Topics in Neuroscience, which must be undertaken twice, in consecutive semesters.
Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project to continue to the research component. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to Master of Neuroscience.