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Biomedical Science
Master of Biomedical Science
Master of Biomedical Science

Master of Biomedical Science

  • ID:UWA610098
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$38,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$38,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
Estimated Total/program:
$107,140.00
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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 Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Health Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 
    • (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; 
    • ​(c) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation
  • For the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation an applicant must have:
    • (a) successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Biochemistry, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and 
    • (b) successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Molecular Biology, or equivalent as recognised by UWA
  • For the Human Biology, Neuroscience, and Physiology specialisations an applicant must have successfully completed prior studies at a tertiary level in either biology, biomedical science, health science, or medicine; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

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

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. 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. 
Specialisations: 

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Academic
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Health diagnostic and promotion professional
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health and welfare services manager
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Neurologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Pathologist

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