Postgraduate

Master of Bioinformatics

Develop in demand computational and data analysis skills to manage and interpret the flood of new information being discovered in the fields of biology and medicine.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

There is a growing demand for individuals who have practical experience of bioinformatics, with opportunities in academia, consulting and the private sector.

Careers:

  • Bioinformatician
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst

There is a growing demand for individuals who have practical experience of bioinformatics, with opportunities in academia, consulting and the private sector.

Careers:

  • Bioinformatician
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst

Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

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 Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$58,000.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
96
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

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 Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$78,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$80,200.00

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

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and

(c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in—biological, medical, biomedical, or biomolecular sciences; or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Develop in demand computational and data analysis skills to manage and interpret the flood of new information being discovered in the fields of biology and medicine.

About the course


Bioinformatics is the application and development of methods from computer science to solve challenges within molecular biology and medicine. With rapid data and technology advances in the fields of biology and medicine, people with the skills required to manage and interpret large biological datasets are increasingly in demand.
Master of Bioinformatics

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70550
CRICOS code
  • 103500A
Master of Bioinformatics
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 70550
CRICOS code
  • 103500A
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5-2 years

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Course structure details

Why study this course?

  • UWA has built strong links with industries and professional networks to increase your career opportunities upon graduation
  • Learn from internationally leading bioinformatics experts across the biomedical, environment and agricultural bioinformatics fields
  • The course provides the essential skills for employment in applied bioinformatics or to undertake further bioinformatics research

You'll learn

  • Practical skills in biological data management and analysis
  • The application of high performance computing to advance our understanding of biology
  • The diverse applications of bioinformatics across the biomedical, agricultural and environmental fields
  • In demand skills which are applied to biology but also transferrable to diverse computational and data analytical fields
Ranked 1st in Australia and 34th in the world for Biological Sciences (ARWU 2020)
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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