Bachelor of Human Sciences
Understand what it is to be human - from our structure, function, development and genetics, to adaptation, performance and evolution.
Bachelor of Human Sciences and Master of Bioinformatics
Understand what it is to be human and develop in demand computational and data analysis skills to manage and interpret the flood of new information being discovered in the fields of biology and medicine.
Human Science and Neuroscience (Extended Major)
Gain a unique insight into how human behaviour is influenced by genetic, developmental, ecological and cultural factors.
Human Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology)
Gain a unique insight into how human form and function have adapted and acclimatised to our changing environment.
Human Sciences and Data Analytics (Extended Major)
This interdisciplinary degree will develop knowledge and skills to tackle complex biological issues that affect human societies.
The learning experience
Barry J Marshall Library
This library is UWA's hub for science students and researchers. Named after the University's Nobel Prize-winning professor, it has soundproofed study rooms, multimedia suites and a café on site.
Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis
Through the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, UWA enables research excellence by providing world-class microscopy and microanalysis facilities, including our unique pair of ion probes, the IMS 1280 and NanoSIMS 50, which offer world-exclusive analytical capabilities to Australian and international researchers.
Why choose UWA
Explore our campuses and facilities, get to know the history of our State’s oldest university and discover why a UWA degree can set you up for the careers of the future, not just the jobs of tomorrow.
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Discover what life’s really like at university, hear from current students in a variety of courses and learn about the student amenities and support services on offer at UWA.
Careers and further study
A degree in can lead to careers such as:
- Data analyst
- Health policy planner
Masters of Bioinformatics (via Human Sciences and Data Analytics major)
Masters of Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) (via Human Science and Neuroscience major)
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve a minimum ATAR of 80
- demonstrate English language competence
- Mathematics Methods ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in the first year.
- Students without ATAR mathematics will take two first year mathematics units
You can view the prerequisites and recommended subjects for your chosen course here.
View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.
Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
If you don’t meet these entry requirements, you can apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science and subsequently apply to transfer into this course, subject to meeting course transfer requirements set out in the course rules.
About the Bachelor of Human Sciences
The Bachelor of Human Sciences degree provides students with the opportunity to develop fundamental interdisciplinary understanding of human function and behaviour (including variation) and the manner in which humans adapts to challenging and disruptive change. The degree houses a suite of majors that examine the biology of ‘being human’ in today’s world with an emphasis on how biology and behaviour of humans are influenced by genetic, developmental, ecological and cultural factors. Graduates will enhance skills needed for the future such as analytical thinking and innovation, critical thinking, and complex problem-solving. The suite of majors in the degree also develop other relevant transferable skills for effective communication and engagement with stakeholders in the relevant disciplines, and prepare students for honours in a broad range of areas in science.
Why study Human Sciences at UWA?
- The Bachelor of Human Sciences is the only specialised degree of its kind offered in Western Australia.
- Be a part of a world top 100 university. You'll be joining a network of passionate, resourceful, intelligent leaders. A community with a reputation and vision for leading positive change in our region and worldwide.
- Seek an education with a difference. With real industry connections, you’ll graduate with the skills and connections to jump right in to a career you love, and the wisdom to thrive in your field into the future.
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3 Years Full-Time
- Specialised Bachelor's Degree
- UWA (Crawley campus)
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.
Imaging at Science
Specialised services in light microscopy, live cell imaging and confocal microscopy
Cell and Molecular Life
The Cell and Molecular Life Facility offers state-of-the-art technology to staff and students whose research investigates diverse insults affecting animal and human cells and tissues.