Study at Albany Study at Albany
Study at Albany Study at Albany
Studying at UWA’s Albany campus provides you with a close-knit, caring university community that supports you every step of the way. Whether you’re studying at university for the first time or looking to build your knowledge at postgraduate level, you’ll learn from internationally recognised experts and enjoy unique experiences as part of your course. Our multidisciplinary approach will develop your critical thinking to be an adaptable changemaker in your chosen career.
Finley- Undergraduate student

“ At UWA Albany I am able to access the latest resources and receive support from expert teachers in the field. Small class sizes mean you feel part of a small, close group of students.”

Finley
Undergraduate student

Undergraduate courses

Bachelor of Arts

Majors that can be completed in Albany

Minors that can be completed in Albany

Start these majors in Albany before transferring to UWA in Perth

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Start these majors in Albany before transferring to UWA in Perth

Bachelor of Commerce

Majors that can be completed in Albany

Start these majors in Albany before transferring to UWA in Perth

Bachelor of Science

Majors that can be completed in Albany

Minors that can be completed in Albany

Start these majors in Albany before transferring to UWA in Perth

Bachelor (Honours)

Bachelor (Honours)

If you have enjoyed your undergraduate course and wish to excel in your chosen field or pursue further study at postgraduate level, consider applying for honours. Honours involves undertaking an additional year of study at the end of your three-year bachelor's degree.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

For project ideas or advice contact Postgrad Coordinator Paul Close: paul.close@uwa.edu.au

Graduate-entry Diploma

Graduate-entry diplomas are available to students who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and who wish to undertake further studies towards an additional undergraduate major.

Diploma in Arts
Graduate-entry diplomas are available to students who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and who wish to undertake further studies towards an additional undergraduate major.
Diploma in Modern Languages- Korean (Online)
The Diploma in Modern Languages is for undergraduate students at UWA who wish to study a language major alongside their current bachelor's degree.
Diploma in Science
Graduate-entry diplomas are available to students who have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and who wish to undertake further studies towards an additional undergraduate major. 

Entry pathways

Whether you're a school leaver or haven't studied in a while, there is a range of opportunities to start your UWA Albany journey. Choose Albany as your campus when you apply.

Joining UWA Albany

Mature-age Access Program

If you’re aged 20 years or older on 1 March for Semester 1 entry or 1 August for Semester 2 entry, you could qualify for our Mature-age Access Program.

Through the UWA Mature-age Access Program (MAP), students without any previous academic qualifications may be offered the opportunity to study at UWA on a provisional basis.

Mature-age entry

UWA Smart Start

Boost your confidence and equip yourself with the skills to succeed in your university degree course by enrolling in our unique university preparation course.

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About the course

UWA Smart Start is a highly successful course that enables members of the Great Southern community to prepare for degree-level studies at the UWA Albany campus. The course is run collaboratively with the School of Indigenous Studies, based in Perth, and has been running since 2009. There are no fees for this course.

The course is delivered over two semesters. The first semester seeks to ensure a WACE level of proficiency in each unit's subject matter. The second semester units are designed to closely reflect the sort of challenges that apply at undergraduate level.

Students of any age who complete the full course successfully are eligible for entry into first-year degree studies delivered through the UWA Albany campus. Students who gain entry via this pathway may complete an entire degree in Albany or can complete their degree studies in Perth. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Unit selection

Typically, students may select units from the following offerings (variations may occur from year to year)

SEMESTER 1

  • ANHB0034 Intro to Human Biology 1
  • AUST0061 Foundations of University Study 1 (compulsory)
  • AUST0071 Elective Study 1 (Creative Writing)
  • CHEM0036 Chemistry 1
  • MATH0012 Introduction to Maths Concepts
  • PHYS0030 Physics 1 (Into to Physics)
  • SOCS0046 Social Sciences 1 

SEMESTER 2

  • ANHB0035 Human Biology 2
  • AUST0062 Foundations of University Study 2 (compulsory)
  • AUST0072 Elective Study 2
  • CHEM0037 Chemistry 2
  • MATH0038 Mathematical Analysis
  • PHYS0031 Physics 2
  • SOCS0047 Social Sciences 2
postgraduate students

Postgraduate courses

A postgraduate course provides you with the opportunity to explore your interest in a specific area, while learning alongside world-leading experts who are passionate and engaged. Our academics are at the cutting edge of knowledge, meaning you’ll be exposed to live projects and new discoveries in your field ahead of others.

For information on the research application process, scholarships, internships and more, visit the Graduate Research School website or contact our Albany Postgrad Coordinator Dr Paul Close.

Visit UWA Graduate Research School

Email UWA Albany Coordinator

Master of Teaching (F–12) – commencing 2022

Expand your career with this innovative teacher education program which will ensure you have developed appropriate knowledge, expertise and professional skills required for teaching in both primary and secondary schools. This course is delivered mainly online with some face-to-face learning in Albany. There will be opportunities to practise your teaching skills in authentic settings throughout the course and in professional practice placements.

Master of Teaching

Master of Science

This course provides in-depth study in the chosen specialisation. The course adds significantly to a relevant undergraduate degree through coursework and major research in the approved area of interest within the program. By enhancing the student's knowledge of their chosen field of study through advanced coursework units and extensive, independent research, the Master of Science (Thesis and Coursework) opens up a range of possible career opportunities, depending on the student's area of specialisation. Students can complete part (one year) of the following degrees by coursework and dissertation, in Albany:

Environmental Science

Experience an interdisciplinary approach to Environmental Science with a specialisation in one of Environmental Management, Marine and Coastal, Catchments and Water, Environmental Rehabilitation, Sensing and Environmental Data or Environmental Economics.

Master of Environmental Science

Biological Science

Western Australia (WA) is a marine and terrestrial biodiversity hotspot. Up to 80 per cent of the region's plants, marine fish and invertebrates are unique to the area. This makes WA the ideal living laboratory for studies in biological science. This course gives students an understanding of the molecular evolution, structure, physiology, reproduction, behaviour and ecology of organisms, and the skills to apply this knowledge to the management of natural systems and the species they support.

Master of Biological Science

Master of Philosophy (research)

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a program of independent, supervised research and is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis. It is a highly flexible course that mirrors the structure and breadth of the Doctor of Philosophy. Standard duration of the course is 2 years, and it can be studied full time or part time.

Get in touch with us to discuss the opportunities or view our research booklet (to be released end of February).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD is a program of independent, supervised research assessed solely on a thesis that is examined externally. A PhD thesis must be a substantial and original contribution to scholarship, demonstrating mastery of the subject of interest as well as an advance in that field of knowledge. Standard duration of the course is 4 years, and it can be studied full time or part time.

UWA Albany offers a vibrant and active group of doctoral researchers and supervisors. Research opportunities are diverse, ranging from projects that address fundamental ecology, through to integrating western and indigenous knowledge systems. You can study within or across terrestrial, aquatic and marine landscapes, as well as cultural, social and economic issues relevant at global, national or regional scales.

Get in touch with us to discuss the opportunities or view our research booklet (to be released end of February).

Our academic staff

“UWA Albany has exceptional opportunities afforded by the merging of minds, young and old, to tackle and solve problems. Biodiversity conservation is achievable. Ultimately, humanity is moved by knowledge, world view and value systems dear to our hearts and minds.“

Professor Steve Hopper AC

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Research student profile

“I came to UWA to study abroad as part of a Master of Science Biodiversity and Conservation from University College London. The proximity to wild spaces and close connections to academics and traditional custodians drew me to the Albany campus. I enrolled in two units that featured a week of intensive fieldwork in Albany. These units were so amazing, I decided to transfer to the Albany campus. What followed was a beautiful semester of field trips to the Fitzgerald National Park, making wonderful friends with fellow students and, most memorably, learning from Elders about this beautiful Menang Country.

I'm now studying a PhD which gives me the opportunity to learn more about the cultural heritage of granite outcrops, how to conserve it and how the cultural heritage interacts with the biodiversity. I’m also working together with traditional custodians to add to the knowledge of cross-cultural ecology methodologies to better care for our country in a way that benefits people and the environment.“

Susannah Cramp, PhD student
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Scholarships

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, there are scholarships available to regional students as well as those living in the Great Southern.

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Campus life and accommodation

Living close to campus allows you to connect with other students and make the most of your study experience. Albany has two dedicated student accommodation complexes providing attractive, well-appointed and affordable options for students.

Campus life Accommodation

student accommodation 
 

Research and volunteer opportunities

Students have the opportunity to gain experience and build new skills through volunteering in a range of research activities. We have opportunities for you to assist with, for example:

  • field-based sampling and collection of animals (mammals, birds, bats, fish, invertebrates) and plants
  • laboratory experiments, and sample processing (e.g. macroinvertebrate identification)
  • processing remote camera images of wildlife.

Our researchers are working with many different plants and animals, in different landscapes and with different people. By volunteering as research assistance, you will gain experiences and learn new skills that will benefit both your studies and future career aspirations...

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