Postgraduate

Master of Biomedical Science

Take part in cutting-edge research and its translation to healthy living, clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease with a specialisation in one of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or Neuroscience.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

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Career Pathways

Graduates will be well positioned to pursue careers in international research laboratories, government agencies as well as the private sector. The course may provide graduates with a pathway to a PhD (an alternative to the conventional Honours pathway) depending on their unit selection. Graduates may also progress to professional degrees including medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
Graduates will be well positioned to pursue careers in international research laboratories, government agencies as well as the private sector. The course may provide graduates with a pathway to a PhD (an alternative to the conventional Honours pathway) depending on their unit selection. Graduates may also progress to professional degrees including medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.
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Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global. Join our social circle. Don't miss out on our student and staff stories, scholarship opportunities, news, events and network.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies in research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global. Join our social circle. Don't miss out on our student and staff stories, scholarship opportunities, news, events and network.

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
$61,000.00
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
$76,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$78,200.00

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

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, 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—
(i) biochemistry and molecular biology for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation; or
(ii) biology, biomedical science, health science, or medicine for the Neuroscience specialisation; or
(iii) 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

Biomedical Science encompasses a range of biological, medical and health-related disciplines addressing global biomedical challenges such as obesity, cancer, neurological diseases and cardiovascular disease. Biomedical Science draws on the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and neuroscience and the para-clinical disciplines of microbiology, pathology and pharmacology to understand and treat human disease.

DollarThis course is now subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) for Australian residents. Find out how much you can save with a CSP place.

About the course

This course emphasises on cutting-edge research and its translation to healthy living and to clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease. You are able to focus on advancing your knowledge through coursework or research. Biomedical Science has increasingly embraced the overarching disciplines of human genetics, epigenetics and genomics to understand how gene-environment interactions define the human phenotype in its normal and diseased states. The program places strong emphasis on developing research literacy.
Master of Biomedical Science

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
  • 71520
CRICOS code
  • 083856J
Master of Biomedical Science
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
  • 71520
CRICOS code
  • 083856J
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Biomedical Science

Course structure

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

Why study biomedical science?

  • If you’re fascinated by medical science and scientific experimentation, completing a Master’s of Biomedical Science will give you the knowledge and laboratory skills you’ll need to pursue a rewarding career where you can make new medical discoveries in human diseases.
  • Work with internationally-recognised Biomedical scientists
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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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