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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor On Campus
36 months
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40100 AUD/year
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About

In this Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major from The University of Western Australia, you'll study the way molecules are organised and how they interact to achieve the functions of the living cell and that of the organism.

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Overview

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.

Career Pathways

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology of the Cell 
  • Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
  • Statistics for Science
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Statistics for Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

192 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
82
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 120300 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

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.

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