Bachelor of Science - Medical Science

University of Sydney

Students who study the Bachelor of Medical Science will gain an understanding of the structure and the function of the human body, from molecules to whole systems. Students will also be introduced to aspects of abnormal functioning. The basic sciences, physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology and biochemistry are taught by departments in the Faculty of Science. Chemistry, biology, biochemistry, microbiology, physics and psychology are taught through Science. Anatomy, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, infectious diseases and immunology are taught through the Sydney Medical School. From second year, study comprises a series of interdisciplinary modules organised around themes, including the flow of genomic information, homeostasis at the level of cells and whole-body systems, cellular and integrative neuroscience, and body defences against infection and injury. It is also possible to combine Medical Science with B Engineering Honours, B Information Technology, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Medicine (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only).

Course Fee:

International: $139,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 HSC or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, Chemistry plus Biology or Physics. All students in B Medical Science must take some units of study in mathematics during their undergraduate degree. From 2019, this course will require a course prerequisite of Mathematics (Band 4 or higher). The assumed knowledge will still apply.


In first year students take units in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and (usually) Biology. In second year they will study the fundamental themes of medical science in a series of integrated units. In third year students can choose from a variety of electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Anatomy and histology; Biochemistry; Cell pathology; Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular biology and genetics; Neuroscience; Nutrition and metabolism; Pharmacology; Physiology

Further information:

Career opportunities: Examples include health policy analyst, medical scientist, nutritionist, pharmacologist in research organisations and hospitals. Graduates are well prepared for the University's graduate medical and dentistry programs.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00026A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Camperdown/Darlington 90 Yes Part time 6 years
Camperdown/Darlington 90 Yes Full time 3 years
The University of Sydney aims to create a place where the best researchers and most promising students can achieve their full potential. Student life offers a vibrant and exciting range of opportunities outside the classroom. The University has over 200 clubs and societies to join, many bars and cafes, and sporting complexes. Join the University of Sydney and discover why they are number one in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, and have 13 disciplines ranked amongst the top 20 in the QS 2016/17 Subject Rankings. Provider CRICOS: 00026A

Provider CRICOS: 00026A

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