Course Description

Innovative approaches to health mean the broad medical and health sciences sectors are expanding and our graduates are in demand. Whether you want to join the leading edge of medical research or become a doctor or dentist with further study, the Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) will give you the essential foundation for a rewarding career improving the health of people and communities.

In this three-year course you will develop knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, from the molecular level through to whole systems. It will give you an excellent foundation for the University of Sydney's graduate medicine or dentistry programs, or you may wish to launch straight into graduate research in medical science.

In your first year, you will cover the basic sciences: chemistry, biology and mathematics, plus electives. These units will give you the fundamental knowledge needed for the clinical subjects you will undertake in your second and third years.

In second year, you will complete core medical science units in physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, anatomy, immunobiology and pathology. You will also be able to take science or non-science electives. In third year you will choose from medical science units and complete an interdisciplinary capstone project.

After completing this course you will have the ideal base for research in medical science. If you are planning a research career, you will need to consider an advanced coursework pathway or honours, followed by research in a PhD program.

Bachelor of Advanced Studies

You can also choose to combine your Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) degree with a Bachelor of Advanced Studies . In this combined course you can complete a second major, combine studies from a range of disciplines, undertake advanced coursework, and get involved in cross-disciplinary community, professional, research or entrepreneurial project work.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 per year full-time, $28,077 total course cost
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.5% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 84.4% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.7% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 59.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 47.9% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $54,000 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 000719E
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: BPSCIENC5MLS

Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: