18 months
52133 AUD/year
40666 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Biomedical Science course at The University of Western Australia emphasises on cutting-edge research and its translation to healthy living and to clinical diagnosis and treatment of disease.

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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, Human Biology, Neuroscience or Physiology.

About The Course

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 Biomedical Science program at The University of Western Australia places strong emphasis on developing research literacy.

Biomedical science has direct relevance to everyone; it has a defining influence on our quality of life, the pursuit of healthy living and our capacity to diagnose and treat disease.

Biomedical Science encompasses a range of biological, medical and health-related disciplines, which address global biomedical challenges such as obesity, cancer, neurological diseases and cardiovascular disease. It draws on the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and neuroscience to understand normal human biology (including our evolutionary history). It also uses the paraclinical disciplines of microbiology, pathology and pharmacology to understand and treat human disease. 

You’ll have the opportunity to pursue advanced study in your biomedical science specialisation. Emphasis is placed on cutting-edge research and its translation to healthy living and to clinical settings of diagnosis and treatment of disease. While research training within a specific discipline is available as part of the course (e.g. advanced laboratory skills and their application within an independent research project), this is not obligatory. Therefore, you’ll be able to focus on building discipline-specific knowledge and an understanding of how this knowledge is applied. 

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Science Research in Context—Literature Review 
  • Global Challenges in Biomedical Science 
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science 
  • Techniques in Molecular Sciences 
  • Advanced Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Techniques 
  • Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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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 The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 083856J

  • a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Health Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52133 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 78200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    40666 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 61000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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