What will I learn?

This course provides you with a broad overview of the universal principles, potentials and problems associated with DNA-based life. You'll learn how traits are inherited, how genetic processes control development and diseases and how and why genomes are studied. Through a combination of hands-on laboratory sessions, teamwork, interactive tutorials and theoretical foundations, you'll develop skills in critical thinking, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation and in oral and written communication.

Career Pathways

This major is your pathway to a global career as a geneticist. A geneticist can be a researcher in medicine, molecular biology and genetics; a physician who has specialised training in genetics; a genetic counsellor; a plant or animal breeder; an ecologist or work in pharmacology and various other specialties.

Further Study

By undertaking Honours in Genetics, you will develop an understanding of the research process and your abilities to conduct independent research. You will acquire training and practice in skills such as experimental methods, problem solving, literature searching, data analysis, computing, team building, and written and oral communication. Subjects include Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics, Advanced Techniques in Molecular Sciences and others.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

068916E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,200.00 (US$ 28,276) per year
AUD $164,800 total course fee

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

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

UWA Albany Centre

35 Stirling Terrace,

ALBANY PO,

Western Australia,

6332, ALBANY, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,200.00 (US$ 28,276) per year
AUD $164,800 total course fee

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

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent). 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); 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.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

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.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Monash University
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About this uni

UWA ranks 1st in Western Australia and is one of the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • Ranked 86th in QS World University Rankings 2020
  • Rated five stars for its student-teacher ratio
  • A proud member of the Group of Eight
  • 7 subject areas in world’s top 50-QS Subject Rankings 2018