Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Molecular Sciences and Master of Biomedical Science

Do you love science and food? Are you interested in the role of nutrition in saving lives, reducing morbidity, and improving health?
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

Graduates typically undertake further study to specialise in a professional area, including dietetics, research, food science and technology, health promotion or teaching. 

Careers include:

  • Teaching and research within universities
  • Governmental and Regulatory Agencies
  • Food, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries
  • Nutritional biochemists may also work in fields related to public policy, health care, or product development and marketing in the food industry.

 

Graduates typically undertake further study to specialise in a professional area, including dietetics, research, food science and technology, health promotion or teaching. 

Careers include:

  • Teaching and research within universities
  • Governmental and Regulatory Agencies
  • Food, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries
  • Nutritional biochemists may also work in fields related to public policy, health care, or product development and marketing in the food industry.

 

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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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

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.

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, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. 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 and Chemistry ATAR

How to apply

Ready to apply for this course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This Combined Bachelor's and Master's (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 Biochemistry of Nutrition, and some units from the Master of Biomedical Science. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Sciences, or continue with the Master of Biomedical Science and be awarded a Bachelor of Molecular Sciences and a Master of Biomedical Science at the end of the four years.

About the course

Nutritional biochemistry takes a scientific approach to nutrition. It focuses on nutrient chemical components, and how they function metabolically, physiologically, biochemically as well as their impact on disease.
Bachelor of Molecular Sciences and Master of Biomedical Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM004
CRICOS code
  • 102860G
Bachelor of Molecular Sciences and Master of Biomedical Science
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM004
CRICOS code
  • 102860G
Full time/part time duration
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

Course structure

In your first three years, you will complete the Biochemistry of Nutrition (extended major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in the Master of Biomedical Science. Refer to the course structure for more information

Why study this course?

  • You’ll develop your understanding of the evidence behind the association of nutrition, exercise and the most predominant lifestyle diseases (diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, osteoporosis, and cancer)
  • This major focuses on nutrition at a molecular level and gives you a deeper understanding of the molecular processes related to nutrition
  • This major focuses on combining your academic studies with developing your hands-on skills in laboratories which will prepare you for work in industry or research
 

You'll learn to

  • develop biochemical and nutrition knowledge with particular reference to recent developments in nutritional sciences
  • use techniques that are used in modern research laboratories to develop a range of technical laboratory and research skills
  • understand the importance of exercise and the role of micronutrients and macronutrients in maintaining health and preventing lifestyle diseases
     
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