Bachelor of Medical Sciences

Macquarie University

The Bachelor of Medical Sciences is an interdisciplinary degree that is designed to provide students with a broad background in the sciences underpinning research in medical and related areas. The Bachelor of Medical Sciences at Macquarie University is unique in combining psychology with biology and chemistry and offering a broad and flexible program with a strong focus on students acquiring research skills. Studies in the medical sciences provide a broad range of practical and applied sciences required in the medical, biomedical and related health professions.

Course Fee:

International: $101,448

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; HSC Mathematics and Chemistry are recommended knowledge for biology and chemistry units, although introductory units and bridging courses are available for students without this background.


72 credit points; minimum 42 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 60 credit points designated medical sciences; minimum 21 credit points at 300 level or above designated as medical sciences. The program for the Bachelor of Medical Sciences is partly prescribed. In the first year students must take biology, chemistry, psychology, physics, statistics and mathematics. In the next two years, students choose to specialise in one of three streams (biomedical, medicinal chemistry or psychomedical sciences).

Subjects you can Study:

Biomedical science; Medical chemistry; Psychomedical science

Further information:

Career opportunities include employment in medical research in universities, hospitals and biomedical research institutes, IVF clinics, genetic counselling, mental health workers, public health policy and in research and development or marketing in the private sector such as in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.


Graduates of the Medical Chemistry stream can select units to qualify for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Related Careers:

Life Scientist, Medical Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 85 No Full time 3 years
North Ryde 85 No Part time 6 years
Established in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is a progressive voice among universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university, it was and will always be a bold experiment in higher education.

True to its founders' vision, the University has challenged the conventional thinking of academia through innovations in its campus set-up, curricula, interdisciplinary research, and engagement with industry and the wider community.

More than 40,000 students are enrolled annually across five faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

Over the years, the campus has become a magnet for a constellation of companies - all local and global leaders in dynamic sectors including information technology and healthcare - which means greater access to career opportunities for its graduates.

The University is imbuing all of its undergraduate curricula with an emphasis on civic and professional participation. Its PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program takes students into working and social environments that enrich their experiences and connections, and open their minds to engaging as active world citizens.

The Macquarie University campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport - 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

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