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Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

BMED
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HMEDS
  • CRICOS code 036678A
  • Field of Education
    • Medical Science
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HMEDS
  • CRICOS code 036678A
  • Field of Education
    • Medical Science

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) degree exemplifies a commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Medical Science, which brings together the disciplines of genetics, immunology, nutrition, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry and anatomy. Honours allows the exploration of research possibilities related to medical science from a diverse range of complementary disciplines including biology, neuroscience, chemistry and population health (to name just a few). It gives you preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project, which develops new understandings or provides solutions to complex problems. Honours Specialisations are available that mirror the teaching and research strengths at the ANU in science, medicine and health.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.
  2. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.
  3. Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.
  4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data
  5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Medical Science Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU   70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks. 
  • And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation

Cognate Disciplines

Cognate disciplines are detailed in the honours specialisations available for this honours plan.

Bonus Points

Bonus points to do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$43,632.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of one of the following Honours specialisations:

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Biological Anthropology 

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

Earth and Marine Science

Environment

Mathematics

Neuroscience

Physics

Physics of the Earth

Population Health

Psychology

Science

Science Communication

Statistics

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

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