Bachelor of Medical Science

Western Sydney University

This degree comprises three areas of major: biomedical science, medicinal chemistry and anatomy and physiology. The biomedical science major focuses on microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and aspects of health. The medicinal chemistry major focuses on chemistry and biochemistry, while the anatomy and physiology major focuses on anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. Graduates of this degree will find employment in areas such as medical research laboratories, hospital laboratories and in pathology laboratories and be well suited for positions in the pharmaceutical, medical sales and various research and quality control laboratories, as well as further study including research degrees, graduate pharmacy and graduate medicine degrees.

Course Fee:

International: $87,120

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics


240 total credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Anatomy and physiology; Biomedical science; Medicinal chemistry


The Medicinal Chemistry major within the Bachelor of Medical Science is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for normal entry of a graduate to the Chartered Chemist qualification.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Related Careers:

Medical Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Hawkesbury 76 Yes Full time 3 years
Hawkesbury 76 Yes Part time 6 years
Parramatta 76.3 Yes Full time 3 years
Parramatta 76.3 Yes Part time 6 years
Campbelltown 76.4 Yes Full time 3 years
Campbelltown 76.4 Yes Part time 6 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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