Postgraduate study in Physiology

What can you study in Physiology?

Through advanced courses in Physiology, you will study topics such as experimental design and data analysis in physiological research. You will also explore the theoretical basis underpinning electrophysiological and live-cell imaging techniques used to investigate cellular function.

Research topics open to exploration include:

  • Auditory neurobiology
  • Cardiac structure and function
  • Circulatory control
  • Developmental brain injury and glial cell biology
  • Fetal physiology and neuroscience
  • Molecular neuroendocrinology
  • Molecular physiology of the eye

Postgraduate Advisors
Julie Lim
Kim Mellor

Structuring your postgraduate programme in Physiology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)) in Physiology

Master of Science (MSc) in Physiology 120-point (one-year) Research Masters

Master of Science (MSc) in Physiology 240-point Research Masters

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Physiology


Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for an Physiology specialisation:

Where can postgraduate study in Physiology take you?

Physiology provides a great foundation to find employment in the rapidly growing healthcare sector in areas such as audiology, medicine, optometry and veterinary medicine, or research in New Zealand and overseas.

Jobs related to Physiology include clinical positions such as:

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Clinical research associate
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Healthcare scientist
  • Pharmacologist

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice

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Find out more

To find a supervisor to work with you on your research project please contact the Physiology Postgraduate Advisor Dr Kim Mellor or Dr Julie Lim.