Human Sciences and Data Analytics (Extended Major)

This interdisciplinary degree will develop knowledge and skills to tackle complex biological issues that affect human societies.
80
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

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

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

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

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

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

As the world becomes increasingly globalised, the importance of understanding and respecting cultural and physical differences between individuals becomes critical. You’ll examine the biology of 'being human' in today's world with an emphasis on how biology and behaviour of humans are influenced by genetic, developmental, ecological and cultural factors. What is unique about this major is you’ll also develop data/analytical analysis skills in understanding complex biological systems.

About the course

How does biological and cultural variation occur, what forces shape this variation between and within populations, and how can we use this information about evolutionary history to help us address contemporary problems? These critical concepts are explored in this extended major via a sequence of units that examine the biology of 'being human' in today's world, with an emphasis on how the biology and behaviour of humans are influenced by genetic, developmental, ecological and cultural factors.
Human Sciences and Data Analytics extended major

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Course Code
  • MJD-HSDEM
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Human Sciences and Data Analytics extended major
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Course Code
  • MJD-HSDEM
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

You may also be interested in these courses

Course structure

Extended majors enable you to dive deeper into a particular area of study and normally require 13 to 18 units studied over the course of your degree.

Course Structure

Why study this course?

  • Gain the skills needed for the future such as analytical thinking and innovation, critical thinking, complex problem-solving and programming
  • Enhance your employability with relevant transferable skills for effective communication and engagement with community, government and industry groups involved in social and public health policies
  • UWA is ranked first in Western Australia for Human Biological Sciences (ARWU 2021)

You'll learn to

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolutionary processes that determine human differences within and between populations
  • Apply acquired knowledge to clearly define questions about human evolutionary and behavioural biology and ecology, particularly in relation to the processes by which humans adapt and acclimate to their natural environments
  • Acquire knowledge of, and demonstrate, techniques for seeking out information or designing experiments to answer questions related to issues in the fields of human evolutionary and behavioural biology and ecology
  • Develop an awareness of how the principles of human evolutionary biology can inform the study of human biology, social, and public health policy
Ranked 2nd  in Australia and 38th in the world for Human Biological Sciences (ARWU 2021) 

Our teaching staff

Students in a classroom

This extended major is delivered by experts in the field of biological anthropology, infectious diseases and biostatistics. The research profile of the academics include projects that span population-level health to high-resolution molecular systems. 

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for these degrees.