This major is intended to introduce students to very exciting new developments in neuroscience, cognition, perception, psychophysiology, clinical neuropsychology, and abnormal behaviour.
This major is intended to introduce students to very exciting new developments in neuroscience, cognition, perception, psychophysiology, clinical neuropsychology, and abnormal behaviour. As such, it is ideal for students who wish to take a double major in a complementary field, such as biomedical science, physiology, health, etc.
Why choose Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology?
Psychology will be of special interest not only to those desiring to enhance their employment prospects with a psychology background but also to students wishing to further pursue graduate studies within a specialised field.
Students who wish to proceed to 4th and later years of study and/or be eligible for professional registration must complete three extra core units mandated by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Details are included in the structure of the major.
As a Murdoch Bachelor of Science undergraduate you will learn a scientific discipline and develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as a science graduate. Murdoch's Bachelor of Science is a flexible degree which gives you the opportunity to build deep understanding and practical experience as well as to supplement your studies by engaging with industry and the community on relevant problems. You can even undertake studies through another Murdoch School to broaden your understanding of the way in which science operates in relation to social, business, health and policy environments. Science graduates demonstrate a broad range of professional, problem solving and personal skills which are widely sought by employers. In combination with a well-rounded scientific knowledge base, graduates have the opportunity to pursue world-wide employment in a specific field, undertake further studies or pursue a research career.
Qualify and apply
The qualifications listed below are Murdoch University's standard undergraduate admission requirements for international students. Any of these will allow you to gain direct entry into most Murdoch undergraduate degree programs.
Eligibility to apply
In addition to english proficiency, students should achieve at least one the following in order to be eligible to apply:
- GCE A-Level/STPM: At least 12 points over the best 2 or 3 subjects at H2 level
- WAUPP: CPS of at least 70
- International Baccalaureate (IB): Full IB Diploma awarded, score of at least 33
- Australian ATAR: An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.00 or greater (indicative)
- Indonesian SMU3: Case by case assessment
- For Diploma and post-secondary graduates: Successful completion of your Diploma or other recognised post-secondary qualification will usually allow you to direct entry to those Murdoch University programs that have standard entry requirements. Requests for advanced standing (credit and exemptions) will be assessed upon request.
In addition to at least one of the above, applicants for Chiropractic Science will need to submit a Personal Statement. This is a brief essay (generally no more than 500 words) outlining why you wish to undertake the program you have applied for, how you consider your past study and experiences to be relevant to the program for which you are applying and why you think you will succeed in this course.
Recommended subject prerequisites include Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology or Human Biology.