Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Science (Molecular Life Sciences) and Master of Biotechnology

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

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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

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Fees and scholarships

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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).

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.

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 major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

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 a double 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 Life Sciences, or continue with the Master of Biotechnology and be awarded a Bachelor of Science 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 Science (Molecular Life Sciences) and Master of Biotechnology

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
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 Science (Molecular Life Sciences) and Master of Biotechnology
Status
  • Available 2021
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
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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 the Molecular Life Sciences (double 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.

Molecular Life Sciences Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s

BSc (Molecular Life Sciences Double Major) and Master of Biotechnology

#4ec3e0Undergraduate (UG) specific units

Elective units

Postgraduate (PG) specific units

YEAR SEMESTER UNITS
1ST YEAR 1 CHEM1001 STAT1400 (DATA1001) BIOL1130 CITS1401
2 SCIE1106 CHEM1004 PLNT2201 BIOC2002
2ND YEAR 1 BIOC2001 ENVT2236 Elective Elective
2 GENE2230 BIOC3003 BIOC3005 GENE3350
3RD YEAR 1 BIOC3001 BIOC3002 GENE3370 BIOL3305
2 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*
4TH YEAR 1 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*
2 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*

* Postgraduate units will vary depending on your chosen specialisation, a study plan will be provided later in your degree.


Unit Description

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:

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Student story

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Student story
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