Why study neuroscience at La Trobe?

'Well above world standard'

Our research in psychology and cognitive sciences is top-rated nationally and rated 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Practical experience

Put theory into practice with professional placements in Australia and overseas.

Find out more about La Trobe's work-integrated learning and placements

Pioneering neuroimaging technology

La Trobe researchers are using neuroimaging technology to help special needs children improve their motor skills.

Take a look at the work being being done in our Developmental Neuromotor & Cognition Lab

Career opportunities in neuroscience

Career pathways

Studying neuroscience builds transferable skills in communication, analytical thinking and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Machine learning programmer
  • Neuroimaging technician
  • Behavioural researcher
  • Drug researcher and developer
  • Genetic counsellor
  • Mental health advocate

Future employers

Potential employers of neuroscience graduates include:

  • The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Global health organisations
  • Imaging clinics
  • Neurotechnology companies

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