The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major investigates how the natural world works. You'll gain an insight into the mechanisms of evolution, growth, development, reproduction and disease, plus tools to improve our quality of life. As well as careers in academic, medical and agricultural research, graduates with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are equipped for careers in patent law, scientific equipment sales, management of clinical trials, forensic science and many others.
About the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major from The University of Western Australia
Biochemists and molecular biologists are interested in the molecular functions of all living organisms, from the smallest bacterium to the largest whale.
Your investigations cover three main areas: the information stored in DNA; molecular interactions; and how organisms gain and use energy. It provides insights into the mechanisms of evolution, growth, development, reproduction and disease, plus tools to improve our quality of life. This may be through the development of a drug or drought-resistant crop plant or understanding what controls an individual's health.
At the end of the major you'll be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the theoretical basis of biochemistry and molecular biology. You will be able to demonstrate critical analysis and the application of scientific method to biochemical problems and demonstrate technical competency in basic laboratory skills including solution preparation, qualitative and quantitative analytical methods, and operation of general laboratory equipment. You'll also learn to effectively communicate biochemical and molecular biological knowledge in both written and oral forms.
As well as careers in academic, medical and agricultural research, graduates with a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have been equipped for careers in patent law, scientific equipment sales, management of clinical trials, forensic science and many others.
Graduates may find a career in a range of areas including research institutes, universities, CSIRO, hospitals, the healthcare industry, the pharmaceutical industry, general and scientific sales, food manufacturing, government and advisory services, biotechnology, teaching in schools and universities, or diagnostic services in medicine and agriculture.
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- Molecular Biology of the Cell
- Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
- Biological Chemistry
- Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
- Statistics for Science
- Introductory Chemistry
- Statistics for Science
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 77 other Masters in Biochemistry in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
CRICOS Code: 00126G
- This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
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International40100 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 120300 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.