combined bachelor's

Modern Languages and Science

Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and Science. You’ll graduate with two degrees in just four years, a Bachelor of Modern Languages with a major in one language and a minor in a second language, and a Bachelor of Science where you’ll choose from a wide range of options.

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Quick details

Course code
TISC code
February and July
4 years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
English Language Competence and any prerequisites indicated against your chosen individual majors.

Related study areas

Why study this course?

In a competitive employment market, you will maximise your career options by developing proficiencies in two languages and gaining knowledge in a scientific discipline. You will graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn't right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.

What will I learn?

UWA’s unique Bachelor of Modern Languages enables you to achieve a high level of competency in one language and functional levels of competency in a second language in the four macro skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing.
Discipline areas in Science range from cutting-edge pure and applied science to new multidisciplinary fields of science. Acquiring the communication and research skills embedded throughout each major, you will be well prepared for many diverse and exciting careers.

Course structure

You will combine one extended major and one minor from the Bachelor of Modern Languages as well as on major from the Bachelor of Science.

Modern Language extended majors:

Modern Language minors:

Bachelor of Science majors:

You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.

Careers and employability

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Modern Languages and Bachelor of Science are well placed for the job market. Their knowledge of two languages other than English, paired with a strong background in communication and research will open pathways to a large variety of industries in Australia and internationally.

Potential jobs

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Marine conservationist
  • Zoologist
  • Biochemist
  • Diplomat
  • Diversity and inclusion worker
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • International development worker
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Translator

Fees and scholarships

Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.

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.

Domestic Students

Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.

Course credit points

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to:

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. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

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