• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This Master of Health Science - Human Biology at The University of Western Australia  provides a pathway for you to further develop your science knowledge and integrate this knowledge with a solid grounding in public health as well as providing a work practicum in the health industry. This integration enables you to be job-ready at the end of your course.

Overview

This Master of Health Science - Human Biology at The University of Western Australia encompasses a range of biological, medical and health-related disciplines addressing global health challenges that are crucial to human health and wellbeing. 

These are complimented by a public health focus, which draws out the relevance of the science disciplines to the health industry (i.e. health promotion, research, policy and administration). 

Links between each science discipline, public health and the health industry are further enhanced by practical experience inside a health-related organisation. You will be well positioned to pursue a career in the health industry, with opportunities in health promotion, administration and delivery.

Career

Graduates will be well positioned to pursue careers in the health industry, with opportunities in health promotion, administration and delivery both domestically and internationally. Potentially, graduates could also progress to professional degrees including medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Evolutionary Ecology
  • Human Reproduction
  • Biological Anthropology: Genes and Society 
  • Human/Primate Social Organisation
  • Integrated Topics in Genetic
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    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

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  • Minimum required score:

    82

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

  • 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; 
  • met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation
CRICOS: 083862M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37296 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 74600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23904 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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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

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