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What will I learn?

Course details

This course enables students to undertake a PhD in their chosen discipline with the Master of Infectious Diseases.

About the course

This course has been developed in response to the international need for advanced training and research in infectious diseases to better prepare medical scientists, medical professionals, the public sector and other groups. Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall is a valued member of staff and brings a host of resources to the program. Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in Western Australia's public diagnostic pathology laboratory, PathWest, through the integration of placements for research projects and practicums with coursework.

Career Pathways

This higher degree will equip you to further your career in infectious diseases and associated areas.

Career Opportunities



Doctor (Medical Practitioner)

Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professional


Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Which department am I in?

School of Biomedical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
AUD $44,300 per year for master degree; for Doctor of Philosophy fee: Please contact the provider.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023


The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,


Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have, (a) a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or (b)(i) a bachelor's degree in a health, biomedical or biological sciences-related discipline, or an equivalent qualification; and (ii) at least one year of relevant professional experience; or (c)(i) completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education or Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education at UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in all core units.

For international students

Applicants must have a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Melbourne

About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020