Undergraduate - your first degree

Set yourself apart with a UWA degree. Our courses are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed locally, nationally and internationally.

Find a course

Find out all you need to know on pursuing your first degree. Here you’ll learn everything from our vibrant student lifestyle to the unique UWA course structure.

Your future starts here

Year 12 graduates

TISC is now open for applications. If you're a Year 12 school leaver, make UWA your first preference. You can apply now through the TISC portal.

TISC applications

Mature-age

If you're over the age of 20 and are ready to start your first degree, begin your application now through our online portal.

Mature-age applications

International

If you're from overseas and are ready to pursue your studies with us, apply now through our online portal.

International applications


Why study at UWA?

Our unique course structure prepares you for jobs of the future.

Our graduates are among the highest paid in Australia.

We are the highest ranked university in the State. 

Student life

University life is about so much more than just study. We have more than 140 clubs and societies you can join to take part in activities you already enjoy or get involved in something new. There are events throughout the year, from the O-Day Festival at the start of the year, to food fairs, regional trips, wellness sessions and themed activity weeks such as Pride Week.

Student life
Life in Perth

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Study Abroad and Student Exchange

As part of your learning experience at UWA, you can undertake a semester or a year abroad. UWA has more than 180 exchange agreements with tertiary institutions all over the world. If you can’t commit to a full semester away or want to build on your previous exchange experience, completing an internship, practicum, short course or research program overseas are other alternatives.

Learn more about studying abroad

Taking you global

Career and industry connections

Our graduates consistently exceed average starting salaries and graduate employment rates. We celebrate strong industry partnerships, offering you practical, real-world experiences in addition to valuable networking opportunities.

As a student, you can connect with an industry professional for one-on-one advice and develop your skills. Our network of industry placements also allows you to find uncredited placements, and for-credit placements or practicums can be arranged as part of your degree.

Our connections

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Design your degree

Create a world-class undergraduate degree and graduate with globally recognised qualifications. Then continue your study with a postgraduate degree that will prepare you for the jobs that don’t yet exist.

Unique course structure for a truly global career

At UWA you can study one of five bachelor's degrees: Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce, Science or Philosophy (Honours). All bachelor’s degrees consist of 24 units, comprising your major(s), core units and a mix of additional units.

Majors and core units

You can choose to complete one or two majors, each of which consists of eight core units. If you choose one major, you will complete 16 additional units. If you choose two majors, you will complete eight additional units.

First major

Your first major is a specialty area for when you know what career you’re pursuing or if you want an in-depth understanding of a particular topic of interest.

Second major

Second majors allow you to pursue multiple interests and can be anything you like. You can choose a subject that complements your first major or something completely different, such as a language or music. Maybe you really enjoy maths and want to try that out – it’s completely up to you.

Additional units

Three types of additional units make up your degree: Broadening, Complementary and Elective.

Broadening units

Learn about various ideas and ways of learning, and prepare yourself for the challenges of a global workforce. Study abroad, try out a language or complete units offered by the School of Indigenous Studies.

Complementary units

These units go hand-in-hand with your major/s and give you extra knowledge to help you complete your degree.

Elective units

Choose (almost!) anything you like to expand your knowledge in a new field.

 

Our five bachelor's degrees

Usually a bachelor’s degree (that's your first degree) lasts three years for full-time study, although sometimes it can last four. At UWA, we have five undergraduate degree options:


Direct Pathways

We offer assured places for Year 12 students wishing to pursue a professional career in a range of fields. These allow you to reserve a place in – or progress to – your desired professional postgraduate degree (your second degree). 

 

Your future starts here

Year 12 graduates

TISC is now open for applications. If you're a Year 12 school leaver, make UWA your first preference. You can apply now through the TISC portal.

TISC applications

Mature-age

If you're over the age of 20 and are ready to start your first degree, begin your application now through our online portal.

Mature-age applications

International

If you're from overseas and are ready to pursue your studies with us, apply now through our online portal.

International applications