Undergraduate

Bachelor of Human Sciences

Understand what it is to be human - from our structure, function, development and genetics, to adaptation, performance and evolution.

80
Minimum ATAR
3
Years Full-Time

Majors available

Careers and further study

Career opportunities

A degree in can lead to careers such as:

  • Bioinformatician  
  • Data analyst
  • Health policy planner

Further study

Masters of Bioinformatics (via Human Sciences and Data Analytics major)

Masters of Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) (via Human Science and Neuroscience major)

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

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

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?

  1. The Bachelor of Human Sciences is the only specialised degree of its kind offered in Western Australia.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Bachelor of Human Sciences

Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 0
STATUS
  • Available 2022
MINIMUM ATAR
  • 80
COURSE INTAKE
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
FULL TIME COMPLETION
  • 3 Years Full-Time
COURSE CODE
  • BP031
DEGREE TYPE
  • Specialised Bachelor's Degree
CAMPUS LOCATION
  • UWA (Crawley campus)

Gain real-world practical experience

Ecocardiography

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.

Develop your employability skills through a science work placement. The following units are available to all science undergraduate students who are looking to gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience:

Ranked 2nd  in Australia and 33rd in the world for Human Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020) 
Ranked 26th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2021)
Facility

Imaging at Science

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Specialised services in light microscopy, live cell imaging and confocal microscopy

Facility

The Biological Imaging Lab acquires high-resolution images and videos specialising in optical microscopy, including bright field, fluorescent and confocal microscopy to image live and fixed samples.

The lab has cutting-edge inverted and upright microscopes which support Hoffman, phase, Nomarski and fluorescent microscopy, and a wide range of conventional, digital and low-light cameras and scanners are also available.

 

Visit the Imaging at Science webpage

Facility

Cell and Molecular Life

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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.

Facility

Research conducted in the Cell and Molecular – Life Facility lead to a better understanding of cell and body function, help develop therapeutics and contribute to prevent disease. Investigating changes at the molecular level gives researchers the opportunity to understand the effects of genes on cell and body function (and vice versa) at an early stage of insult manifestation.

 

Visit the CMLF webpage