Faculty of Science


Whether you are a UWA graduate, or have completed your undergraduate studies at another institution, the Faculty of Science has a postgraduate coursework degree for you.

Our degrees will enhance your existing qualifications and open up new career opportunities, by allowing you to specialise in a particular scientific field. Many have Commonwealth Supported Places and/or HECS-HELP).

As a postgraduate student completing a coursework degree, you will undertake a selection of advanced study units, often with practical work or projects. A research component can also be involved, such as a project or written dissertation.

We also offer combined research and coursework degrees, such as the Master of Science (thesis and coursework), as well as higher degrees by research.

It is possible to complete some master's by coursework and  master's by coursework and dissertation degrees within 1.5 years if you have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area.

Subject areas

The full range of options is organised by subject area.

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Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Science

Anatomical Sciences

Animal Science / Animal Biology

Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Biological Arts

Biological Science

Biomedical Science

  • Human Biology (encompassing Anatomy and Physiology)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience


  • Genetics and Breeding
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 


Climate Studies

Clinical Audiology

Conservation Biology

Criminal Investigation

Dental Sleep Medicine

Ecology and Evolution

Environmental Economics

Environmental Management

Environmental Science

Exercise Science

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Forensic Science

Genetics and Breeding

Geographic Information Science



Health Science

  • Exercise and Health
  • Human Biology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience

Human Biology


International Development

    • Development Policy and Practice
    • Politics and Development
    • Economics of Development

 Land and Water Management

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Marine and Coastal Management

Marine Science / Marine Biology

Medical Physics

Mineral Geoscience

Natural Resource Management

Ore Deposit Geology


Physical Science

Plant Conservation Biology

Plant Production


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Science Communication

Please note that the postgraduate courses in the Science Communication program at UWA are currently under review and will not be available in 2015.

Sleep Science

Soil Science

Sport and Recreation Management

Urban and Regional Planning

Water Management and Hydrology

Work, Health and Safety


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