UNSW Sydney

Bachelor of Medical Science

UNSW Sydney
Institution rating
3 yearsfull-time
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

This Bachelor of Medical Science is offered over three years and run jointly by the Science and Medicine faculties. Medical science underpins the study of Medicine. Students will learn about the human body; how it functions down to its smallest parts; how it reacts to disease and the drugs that are used to treat disease. Discover the processes of development from the fertilised ovum, to why we all look different and the role genetics plays, how and why we have natural defences and which structures and parts of our brain command how we move, think and feel.

Entry requirements

Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Kensington

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, UNSW Sydney can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Medical Science
UNSW Sydney
(11 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Medical ScienceUNSW Sydney
Graduation date2010
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
positive: learned a lot about the different fields of science eg anatomy, biochem, pharmacology. Good in terms of broad knowledge. Good for those who wants to study medicine as a starter course. Negative: course is not specific in any field, no majoring in any subjects so its harder to find a job especially without doing honour year.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Medical ScienceUNSW Sydney
Graduation date2014
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course was interesting and challenging. The tutors were often very hard working and inspiring. If you are interested in doing medical research then the degree gives you opportunities to immerse yourself in the research world. However, if that isn't your goal the course doesn't leave you with many other options at the end. You also have to do honours and at least a PhD to have a career in research, so it is just the beginning. Also, the commute is terrible, live as close to campus as possible.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Medical ScienceUNSW Sydney
Graduation date2004
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Decided to change my career path so it was like I wasted 3 years of my life learning something that wouldn't have any impact for me at all.
Response from UNSW Sydney
We hope you find the right career path. Good luck!

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Bachelor of Medical Science

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Bachelor of Medical Science