• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
This Master of Health Science - Neuroscience at The University of Western Australia  provides a pathway for you to further develop your science knowledge and integrate this knowledge with a solid grounding in public health as well as providing a work practicum in the health industry. This integration enables you to be job-ready at the end of your course.


This Master of Health Science - Neuroscience at The University of Western Australia encompasses a range of biological, medical and health-related disciplines addressing global health challenges that are crucial to human health and wellbeing. These are complimented by a public health focus, which draws out the relevance of the science disciplines to the health industry (i.e. health promotion, research, policy and administration). 

Links between each science discipline, public health and the health industry are further enhanced by practical experience inside a health-related organisation. 

You will be well positioned to pursue a career in the health industry, with opportunities in health promotion, administration and delivery.


Graduates will be well positioned to pursue careers in the health industry, with opportunities in health promotion, administration and delivery both domestically and internationally. Potentially, graduates could also progress to professional degrees including medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Neurobiology
  • Comparative Neurobiology
  • Advanced Neuroscience
  • Physiology of Cells
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
  • Advanced Research Techniques
  • Neuroendocrinology

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity

                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                • Full-time duration 18 months
                • Duration description
                  1.5 - 2 years
                • Intensity Flexible
              • Credits
                96 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              Academic Requirements

              General Requirements

              To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

              • a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Health Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 
              • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; 
              • met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation
              CRICOS: 083862M

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                49728 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 74600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
              • National

                31872 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 47800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Living costs for Perth

              • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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