Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Molecular Life Sciences) and Master of Biotechnology
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
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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.
Minimum entry requirements
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
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About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1
- Undergraduate + Postgraduate
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
In your first three years, you will complete the Molecular Life Sciences (extended major) 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.