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Biological Arts
Master of Biological Arts
Master of Biological Arts

Master of Biological Arts

  • ID:UWA610041
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
Estimated Total/program:
$105,140.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

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

  • (a) a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Fine Arts, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 

and

  • (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

English requirements

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
    • Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language
  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
    • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
    • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
    • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
    • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
    • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
    • 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading
  • IELTS (Academic)
    • 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • C pass
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • B grade
  • CELT Bridging Course
    • Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
    • Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
    • The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law: overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.
  • Education: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Dentistry: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Business: overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

This course is designed for experienced art practitioners, scientists or humanities scholars who wish to engage with creative bioresearch. The course focuses on recent advances in the life sciences, both in theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on critical thought, ethical and cultural issues and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science. You’ll have access to scientific laboratories, techniques and expertise. You’ll take both existing art and science units and a core of SymbioticA unit that includes a major project and dissertation. 

If you wish to engage with the crossover of art and science and already hold a degree in science, humanities or visual arts, you will find this course develops your theoretical and practical skills in the production of biological art. Emphasis is placed on critical thought, ethical and cultural issues and cross-disciplinary experimentation in art and science.

Completion of this degree can lead to wide and diverse career opportunities in the fields of art, science or social science, especially in positions dealing with policy, communication and commentary, or in education. It offers opportunities for further academic pursuits including higher degree by research if you are interested in the holistic view of the effects of the sciences on our society and culture.interested in the holistic view of the effects of the sciences on our society and culture.

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Pathway Courses

If required, students must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points in the complementary field to their previous studies, chosen in consultation with the course coordinator (e.g. students with arts/fine-arts background take science-based units and vice-versa).

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Elective

Group A: Take Level 4 or 5 elective units to the value of 12 points, chosen from Group A and in consultation with the course coordinator.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Academic
  • Artistic director
  • Arts professional
  • Author
  • Curator: gallery and museum
  • University lecturer
  • Visual arts professional

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