About

This Biotechnology - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The University of Western Australia is a signature program that set us apart from other universities by offering a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology and combining this with training in enterprise and commercialisation. 

This includes developing the theory of genetics and molecular biology in parallel with skills training in practical techniques such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, recombinant DNA methods, and basic and advanced bioinformatics. 

Career Pathways

You can find employment in academia, through either a higher degree or research/teaching post. The commercial sector is also a key future employer and the mix of analytical, scientific rationale and business skills will see you well placed within selection criteria for biotechnology industries. 

Core business training will also give you a full understanding of idea development into spin out companies, and as such, biotechnology start-up ventures are a likely destination for some graduates. 

Governmental and non-governmental organisations are also key employment areas, for fields such as environmental monitoring, legislative development and advisory bodies concerned with biotechnology development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
  • Data Use in Science 
  • 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

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity

                  You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                  Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 18 months
                  • Duration description
                    1.5 - 2 year
                  Part-time
                  • Intensity Flexible
                • Credits
                  96 alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus
                • More information Go to the programme website

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:

                  6.5

                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                • Minimum required score:

                  82

                  The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                • Minimum required score:

                  570

                  The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                General Requirements

                • a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 
                • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; 
                • met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation

                CRICOS: 083859F

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  52404 AUD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 78600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                Domestic average annual fee: $8934

                Living costs for Perth

                • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
                  Living Costs

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

                Funding

                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.

                The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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