Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

Solve life’s greatest challenges through cutting edge approaches in molecular sciences

Minimum ATAR
Years Full-Time

Fees and scholarships


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Careers and further study

Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor in Molecular Sciences, you can pursue further career development by completing an honours or master’s degree, which opens the opportunity to expand your career at PhD level and beyond and become a highly qualified scientist. 

You can follow a career pathway as a research scientist in industry or academia (animal, plant or microbiological biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, genetics and genomics). 

You will have the opportunity to follow a career as a research scientist or consultant in the health science and service industry, or food industry. 
You can develop your career to become a teacher or lecturer in secondary and tertiary education 

Graduates may work as:

  • Agricultural consultant 
  • Agricultural scientist 
  • Animal scientist 
  • Biochemist 
  • Biomedical scientist 
  • Biotechnologist 
  • Environmental scientist 
  • Food technologist 
  • Forensic scientist 
  • Geneticist 
  • Health and welfare service manager 
  • Health promotion officer 
  • Laboratory manager 
  • Nutritional scientist 
  • Pharmacist 
  • Policy and planning manager 
  • Research officer 
  • Secondary school teacher 
  • University lecturer


Bachelor of Molecular Sciences
Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

Further study

The Bachelor of Molecular Sciences will prepare you for honours and postgraduate studies. Successful completion of the Molecular Life Sciences extended major allows you to progress to a Master of Biotechnology or other postgraduate studies in relevant bioscience disciplines. Alternatively, the successful completion of the Biochemistry of Nutrition Major will enable you to pursue postgraduate studies in the Master of Biomedical Science or a related discipline. 
Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

To be considered for this course you need to: 

  • Achieve the University’s minimum entry score
  • Demonstrate English language competence
  • Satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

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.

Assured Pathway information

If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

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.

About the Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

Understand life at the molecular level - the complex functioning of cells, tissues and organisms. Training in cutting-edge technologies will equip you with the tools to tackle the many challenges in the biological and/or health sciences. This degree also serves as an excellent stepping stone into careers in the biosciences.

Bachelor of Molecular Sciences


  • Available
  • 80
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
  • 3 years full time
  • BP028
  • 107482K
  • Specialised Bachelor's Degree
  • UWA (Crawley campus)
Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

About the course

In Molecular Sciences you will learn about life at the molecular level. Starting with the building blocks of life (DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) you work towards understanding the complex function of cells, tissues and organisms. Training in cutting-edge technologies will equip you with the tools to answer the many challenges in the biological and/or health sciences.

Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

Why study Bachelor of Molecular Sciences at UWA?

  1. Learn from leading researchers in the field of molecular sciences about the most recent advances in the molecular life sciences, how these affect our everyday lives and how we can use this knowledge to solve global challenges
  2. This degree at UWA is the ultimate multi- and interdisciplinary learning experience, bringing together knowledge and practical skills from multiple molecular sciences disciplines to account for the rapid growth of this field in research, service and education
  3. The specific molecular sciences skills and knowledge, as well as work skills developed and demonstrated by graduates, such as teamwork, critical evaluation and use of data, planning and time management, and communication in written and oral form, are highly valued by employers and will make you very competitive in the job market
Student story

Reuben Lemmes

Student story
Reuben Lemmes

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.


Cell and Molecular Life

Digital illustration of Cell Division Stages of Mitosis

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.


Bayliss Building

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Cutting-edge facilities enable world-class research and study