24 months
42100 AUD/year
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This Master of Biomedical Science course at The University of Western Australia encompasses a range of biological, medical and health-related disciplines, which address global biomedical challenges such as obesity, cancer, neurological diseases and cardiovascular disease.  

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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.

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.

Regardless of the amount of research training undertaken, the course places strong emphasis on developing research literacy, with thorough interrogation of the scientific literature and its communication.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Master of Biomedical Science course at The University of Western Australia 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:

  • Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Global Challenges in Biomedical Science
  • Professional Skills in Science 
  • Science in Practice   
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Data Use in Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 083856J   

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

  • a Bachelor's degree, 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—

(i) biochemistry and molecular biology for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or Food Biochemistry specialisations; or

(ii) biological, medical, or biomedical sciences for the Neuroscience specialisation; or

(iii) a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 84200 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

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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