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Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology)

La Trobe University

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Science seeks answers to some of the most significant questions facing humankind. The extent of climate change, the best medicines to treat cancer, the most effective ways to protect endangered animals - and many other challenges - all require answers from science.

Our Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology) is a programme that provides students the opportunity to focus on subjects directly related to Molecular Biology as opposed to a generic science degree. This degree allows students to develop skills that are highly regarded and highly valued in the biotechnology and medical bioscience industries



Practical Facilities

Full-fledged campus with well-equipped life sciences lab.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 24 months for full-time pathway and 48 months for the part-time pathway.

Programme Structure

Students will undertake a total of 24 modules.

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Programme Outline

Degree Modules (Compulsory)  
Advanced Biochemistry and Medical Biology Laboratory Course Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Cell Biology Introduction to Microbiology
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3A (Part 1) Introduction to Biomedical Science
Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3A (Part 2) Mathematical Applications in Biology
Applications of Biotechnology Measurement and Observation
Chemistry 1A Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Chemistry 1B Molecular and Human Genetics
Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology Organisation and Function of Cells and Organisms
Genetics, Human Biology and Evolution Organs and Organ Systems
Group Project Pharmacology A
Human and Molecular Genetics (Part 1) Pharmacology B
Human and Molecular Genetics (Part 2) Statistics for Life Sciences


Local Students
Full-time/Part-time intake: March and September

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Full-Time and Part-Time: 1217 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 3 years

Part-Time:  6 years

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Some modules may be delivered by our university partners’ teaching staff in an intensive block mode.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements are:

  • GCE ‘A’-Levels minimum 7 in total for the best 3 subjects or STPM 8 in total for the best 3 academic subjects OR
  • Local Science-related diploma in relevant areas OR

  • Local Engineering diploma with Calculus Mathematics background and has a ‘C’ average grade may be considered OR
  • PSB Academy Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences with an average ‘C’ grade, with a grade no lower than 'D' in any of the units; other than Chemistry where a minimum 'C' grade is required.

English Language Requirement

  • GCE 'O' or ‘A’ level English C or above or equivalent; OR
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0 OR
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English OR
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22 OR
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) Minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.


For a full list of credit exemptions, please refer to this link.


Local Student

Programme Fees: S$1,819.00* (Per Module)

12 Modules
Eligible for relevant polytechnic diploma holders
18 Modules
Eligible for relevant polytechnic diploma holders
24 Modules S$43,656.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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International Student

Programme Fee (International Admissions): S$43,656.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Local Applications

How to Apply

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