UNSW Bachelor of Medical Science is a three-year, full-time degree that underpins the practice of medicine and delves into how the human body functions and responds to disease and drug treatments. This degree is jointly offered by UNSW Science and UNSW Medicine.

Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to undertake an honours year and specialise in a research project. Areas of specialisation include human pathology, biomedical science, medical pharmacology, molecular genetics and neurobiology. 

A Modern Working Environment

UNSW School of Medical Sciences is the largest school within UNSW Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW. Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees share a major emphasis on applied and clinical teaching of the basic sciences and their application to medicine and biology.  

We also manage the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic, which delivers exercise-related health care services to the community and extensive research opportunities for students.  

Your Career

Medical Science provides the basis for a career in biomedical research and a transition into graduate medical or paramedical studies.

UNSW students work in a range of fields including: 

  • medical research
  • pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • market research and product development
  • forensic science
  • public health policy.


What Our Students Say

“I’ve always been interested in how the body works, both normally and in disease. I found UNSW  staff to be engaging and friendly, always willing to help me understand the subject matter. Having the opportunities to take part in medical research throughout my undergraduate degree has been a highlight.”  

- Peter Zarzour, PhD Medical Science alumnus 

Find Out More

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder