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Reimagine how we develop new treatments and drive technological advances that shape our world’s future.

Study neuroscience to deepen your understanding of how the human brain and nervous system function.

Examine the complexities of the brain and nervous system to explore how neural systems develop, process sensory information, control our movement, form memories, react to stress, respond to disease and store vital information about the world around us.

Combine your minor in neuroscience with courses across anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology and cellular biology to prepare yourself for further study in the field of medicine, or to continue into a research-based honours degree in science or biomedical science.

You may choose to apply your neuroscience knowledge to help power artificial intelligence by studying courses across mathematics, statistics, computer science or physics.

Studying neuroscience will equip you to enter the workforce in fields as diverse as business, biotechnology, health, science or the pharmaceutical industry.


1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2023

32 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2023

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Economic consultant
  • Scientific consultant
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Management consultant
  • Learning and development coach
  • Machine learning engineer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Cells to Organisms
  • Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience
  • The Integrated Brain
  • Molecular Cell Biology I
  • Integrative Cell & Tissue Biology

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