18 months
57600 AUD/year
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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 at the Master of Bioinformatics program from The University of Western Australia.


The recent explosion of data and technology is rapidly changing the study and application of biology and medicine. This applies to advances in genetics and genomics as well as the huge diversity of phenotypic data being generated, related to everything from crop performance, the environment through to drug design and understanding and finding cures for human disease.

There is a huge demand for individuals who have the skills to manage and interpret this flood of information. The field of bioinformatics has grown and evolved to meet this demand.

Bioinformatics is a broad field, working across technologies with applied biological outcomes. Here the course provides the foundation in these broad areas of biology, with options to focus on the specific interests of the student, whether this be biomedical, environmental or agricultural.

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 Master of Bioinformatics program from The University of Western Australia provides the essential skills for employment in applied bioinformatics or to undertake further bioinformatics research

Career Pathways

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


  • Bioinformatician
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Topics in Genetics
  • Data Use in Science 
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
  • Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics 
  • Advanced Genomics Techniques 
  • Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology 
  • Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


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

  • a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior tertiary study in—biological, medical, biomedical, or biomolecular sciences; or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 86400 AUD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • Commonwealth supported students 8,825

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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