Undergraduate + Postgraduate

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.
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

There is a growing demand for individuals who have practical experience of bioinformatics, with opportunities in academia, consulting and the private sector.

Career options may include:

  • Bioinformatician

  • Data analyst

  • Health policy planner



There is a growing demand for individuals who have practical experience of bioinformatics, with opportunities in academia, consulting and the private sector.

Career options may include:

  • Bioinformatician

  • Data analyst

  • Health policy planner



Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2021
$162,800.00

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.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR

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Course details

This Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you'll complete an extended major in Human Sciences and Data Analytics, and some units from the Master of Bioinformatics. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Human Sciences, or continue with the Master of Bioinformatics and be awarded a Bachelor of Human Sciences and a Master of Bioinformatics at the end of the four years.

About the course

Students completing this accelerated pathway will graduate with both a Bachelor of Human Sciences majoring in Human Science and Data Analytics, and a Master of Bioinformatics. It will provide them with the ability to extend their biological and analytical knowledge and skills.

Bachelor of Human Sciences and Master of Bioinformatics

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM021
CRICOS code
  • 102873B
Bachelor of Human Sciences and Master of Bioinformatics
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM021
CRICOS code
  • 102873B
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences

Why study this course

  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.
  3. Learn from internationally leading bioinformatics experts across the biomedical, environment and agricultural bioinformatics fields.
 

You'll learn:

  • practical skills in biological data management and analysis
  • the application of high performance computing to advance our understanding of biology
  • the diverse applications of bioinformatics across the biomedical, agricultural and environmental fields
  • in demand skills which are applied to biology but also transferrable to diverse computational and data analytical fields.
 

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.

Ranked 2nd  in Australia and 38th in the world for Human Biological Sciences (ARWU 2021) 
Ranked 26th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2021)
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
Facility

Imaging at Science

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

Facility

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