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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

Some units of study that are not essential to completing this course component may not be available to be studied remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Remote study is not available for Advanced and Special Studies Program units in this program.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this course

Study of the brain and nervous system is one of the largest and fastest growing endeavours of the biological sciences, and is a research strength at the University of Sydney. A program in Neuroscience will provide you with a foundation in the biology of the brain and the fundamentals of cognition.

You will have the opportunity to learn from researchers in the University's Brain and Mind Centre, and Charles Perkins Centre.

This program will equip you to join the rapidly expanding field of global research activity in neuroscience, a discipline which is seeing translation in a number of exciting areas, for example in the fields of engineering, computation, economics and business, and education.

A program in Neuroscience allows you develop an additional level of expertise in field by building upon the embedded major with additional units of study.

Graduate opportunities

A program in neuroscience will allow you to pursue further studies in neuroscience, work in one of the many rapidly growing areas in the pharmaceutical, medical or biotechnology industries, or pursue a professional course in medicine or psychology.

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