Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Molecular Sciences and Master of Biotechnology

Gain the skills needed with the Combined Bachelor and Master in Biotechnology to solve life’s greatest challenges through cutting edge approaches in medical, environmental and agricultural advances.
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

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

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 Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

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 Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$47,300.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

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 requirements 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.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Prerequisites

This major requires:

  • Mathematics Methods ATAR; OR
  • Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in the first year; OR
  • Students without ATAR mathematics to take two mathematics units in their first year.

  • Chemistry ATAR or an additional chemistry unit taken in the first year.

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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 your selected extended major in Molecular Life Sciences and some units from the Master of Biotechnology. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Sciences, or continue with the Master of Biotechnology and be awarded a Bachelor of Molecular Sciences and a Master of Biotechnology at the end of the four years.

About the course

Learn 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.
Bachelor of Molecular Sciences and Master of Biotechnology

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
  • CM007
CRICOS code
  • 102869J
Bachelor of Molecular Sciences and Master of Biotechnology
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
  • CM007
CRICOS code
  • 102869J
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Molecular Sciences

Why study this course?

  • Learn 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
  • Practice the techniques and technologies of modern molecular life sciences through hands-on laboratories while also gaining skills in data analysis and interpretation and critical thinking
  • Pursuing this cutting-edge degree provides a solid foundation in molecular life sciences with professional and transferable skills that open up many exciting possibilities for future career development and/or study
 

You'll learn to

  • demonstrate a profound understanding of the theoretical basis of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics in animals, plants and microorganisms
  • apply your knowledge to cutting-edge research and technologies in molecular life sciences
  • gain technical competency and practical skills to master state-of-the-art molecular techniques
  • develop and demonstrate your skills in critical thinking, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation
  • acquire and practice communication skills in written and oral form
  • master individual time management and organisation as well as working as part of a team
  • gain valuable skills in recognising and solving problems with the use of biotechnological applications, from deciding on appropriate analysis regimes, experimental hypothesis generation and testing, as well as generating solutions and their academic or commercial dissemination
     

Course structure

In your first three years, you will complete your selected extended major in Molecular Life Sciences and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in the Master of Biotechnology. Refer to the example study plan for more information.

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.

Student story

Kimberley Foo

Student story
Kimberley Foo
Facility

Bayliss Building

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Cutting-edge facilities enable world-class research and study

Facility