Human Science and Neuroscience (Extended Major)

Gain a unique insight into how human behaviour is influenced by genetic, developmental, ecological and cultural factors.
80
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Further Study

This extended major leads directly into Honours in Neuroscience and Masters in Biomedical Science with a Neuroscience Specialisation.
This extended major leads directly into Honours in Neuroscience and Masters in Biomedical Science with a Neuroscience Specialisation.

Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you can take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

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Course details

Combining a strong core of Neuroscience and Physiology with the disciplines of Psychology and Anthropology, this extended major offers excellent preparation for careers in clinical and healthcare settings, as well as in medical research. You will gain a unique insight into how human behaviour is influenced by genetic, developmental, ecological and cultural factors.

About the course

The Human Science and Neuroscience extended major centres on the understanding of human behaviour, combining a strong core of Neuroscience and Physiology with the disciplines of Psychology and Anthropology.
Human Science and Neuroscience Extended Major

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Course Code
  • MJD-HSNEM
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Human Science and Neuroscience Extended Major
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Course Code
  • MJD-HSNEM
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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Course structure

Extended majors enable you to dive deeper into a particular area of study and normally require 13 to 18 units studied over the course of your degree.

Course Structure

Why study this course?

  • Interact with research groups and professionals in the field
  • An extended laboratory experience supports your data collection and practical skills
  • UWA is ranked first in Western Australia for Human Biological Sciences (ARWU 2021)

You'll learn to

  • Appreciate the value of human diversity for its own sake and how it informs the disciplines of neuroscience, anatomy and physiology
  • Apply your knowledge of basic cell and systems biology and biological chemistry to neural cells and systems
  • Understand the neuroscience underpinning common pathological conditions of the nervous system
  • Integrate key knowledge and concepts about the structure and function of the human brain and how this is expressed in behaviour
  • With high research content and a focus on practical skills, develop sound scientific research design methods
Ranked 2nd  in Australia and 38th in the world for Human Biological Sciences (ARWU 2021) 

Meet your teachers

Students in a classroom

You'll be learning from our passionate and inspirational teaching staff with real industry experience and connections, and up to date skills and knowledge.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for these degrees.