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BSc (Hons) Neuroscience (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
SAT (avg)577

World University Ranking

About this course

  • Studies in this discipline are available in both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
  • Neuroscience is one of the largest areas of study within the entire sphere of modern biology. It is also an area where Australian research has significant international impact.
  • The Neuroscience major will help you understand the fundamental organisation and functional principles of the nervous system from the biology of nerve cells and neural circuits through to the neural systems and complex behaviours.
  • A multidisciplinary area of study, the Neuroscience major combines a wide of range of methods and conceptual approaches united by the subject matter: understanding the nervous system.


Graduates can combine their studies in neuroscience with more vocationally oriented courses to build a career in areas including:

  • Audiology
  • Behavioural research
  • Brain imaging
  • Drug development
  • Drug evaluation
  • Education
  • Neuropsychology
  • Research.

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Eligibility Criteria


Australian Year 12

  • Domestic students: 2017 Minimum ATAR 50.00
  • Domestic students: 2016 Clearly-in Rank NA
  • International students: 2017 Guaranteed ATAR NA
  • VCE (units 3 and 4) prerequisite subjects-Prerequisite subjects apply

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

  • International students: 2017 Guaranteed IB score-Prerequisite subjects apply
  • IB prerequisite subjects-NA

GCE A Levels/Singapore A Levels

  • International students: 2017 Guaranteed score-NA
  • A Level prerequisite subjects-NA

Trinity College Foundation Studies

  • Trinity College Foundation Studies-NA
  • TCFS prerequisite subjects-NA

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Course Modules

  • BIOM30003 Biomedical Science Research Project
  • BCMB30004 Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry
  • NEUR30005 Developmental Neurobiology
  • PHRM30002 Drugs Affecting the Nervous System
  • NEUR30002 Neurophysiology: Neurons and Circuits
  • NEUR30003 Principles of Neuroscience
  • NEUR30004 Sensation Movement and Complex Functions
  • OPTO30007 Visual Neuroscience

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How to Apply

Studying Year 12 in Australia

  • You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA

Current University of Melbourne international students

  • If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

All other international students

  • You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.

International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students

  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.
  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

Study abroad or exchange

  • If you're interested in studying at Melbourne for a shorter period - one or two semesters - please refer to the Melbourne Global Mobility site.

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