Combined Bachelor's

Modern Languages and Biomedical Science

The combined Bachelor of Modern Languages and Bachelor of Biomedical Science will enable you to develop high levels of competency in one language and functional levels of competency in a second language, while equipping you with the practical skills and essential knowledge to impact the health of people and populations.

You'll be taught by world-class researchers in cutting-edge laboratories and tutorial rooms at UWA's main campus and at the Queen Elizabeth II hospital campus as well as have access to a wide range of international exchange programs.

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Quick details

Course code
TISC code
February and July
4 years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
English Language Competence and any prerequisites indicated against your chosen individual majors.
Applicants presenting with IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 and no band less than 7.0

Related study areas


Why study this course?

UWA offers the largest range of languages of any WA university, and more than most in Australia. Our unique Bachelor of Modern Languages enables you to achieve a high level of competency in one language and functional levels of competency in a second language in the four macro skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a practical, flexible degree which offers students the opportunity to study a range of health-focused subjects ranging from biochemistry to pathology, infectious diseases to exercise science, genetics to anatomy and physiology, and neuroscience to indigenous public health.

You will graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees.

What will I learn?

You will become fluent in one language and achieve a functional level of competency in a second language, while developing expertise in biomedical science with a specific focus on a selected biomedical discipline.

Careers and employability

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Modern Languages and Bachelor of Biomedical Science are uniquely placed for the job market. Their knowledge of two languages other than English, paired with cutting-edge scientific knowledge and a strong background in science communication and research, will open up employment pathways in a variety of Australian and global industries, particularly in international public health policy and government, trans-national pharmaceutical development and regulation, health philanthropy and biomedical communication.

Potential jobs

  • Biomedical Researcher*
  • Drug Development and Regulation Officer*
  • Infectious Disease Scientist*
  • Journalist/Science Communicator
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Scientist*
  • Public Health Analyst*

*May require further postgraduate study

Fees and scholarships

Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.

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.

Domestic Students

Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.

Course credit points

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to:

  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 82 or equivalent
  • demonstrate English language competence (applicants presenting with IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.5 and no band less than 7.0)
  • satisfying any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

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You can apply now directly to UWA.

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