• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This specialised Medical Science degree at Flinders University   covers areas such as biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience and more. It provides exciting options for students interested in a wide range of careers in the medical and health sciences, and emphasises the fundamental sciences that underpin virtually all fields of medical science. 
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Why study Medical Science at Flinders University:

  • Access state-of-the-art research facilities
  • Choose topics from both biological sciences and medicine to combine a solid understanding of the human body with the laboratory skills for medical science
  • Laboratory practicals and experiments prepare you for work as a medical scientist
  • Be immersed in a strong clinical and research environment
  • Opportunity to apply for entry into our optometry degree at the end of year one
  • Eligibility to apply, on graduation, for a sub-quota of up to 25 places in Flinders’ Doctor of Medicine
  • Optional postgraduate pathways into nutrition and dietetics, speech pathology, audiology and medicine
  • Sub-quotas available for rural and remote applicants

Your career

The degree provides options for students interested in a wide range of careers in the medical and health sciences. Graduates may find employment in such fields as medical science, pharmaceutical research, biomedical organisations, diagnostic laboratories, health administration, and health planning and policy.Potential occupations include:

  • bone densitometry technician
  • cardiac physiologist
  • medical laboratory technician
  • medical scientist
  • research and development scientist
Potential employers include:
  • universities
  • government
  • industry-funded organisations
  • the pharmaceutical industry
  • government regulatory bodies
  • biomedical companies
  • diagnostic laboratories

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Part-time only for domestic students.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution of Biological Diversity 
  • Molecular Basis of Life  
  • Skills for Medical Scientists 
  • How Your Body Works: Human Physiology and Structure  
  • Chemical Structure and Bonding  
  • General Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

To gain direct general admission to an undergraduate course at Flinders, you must have successfully completed a recognised secondary education qualification overseas or in Australia, and satisfy our English language proficiency requirements.

CRICOS: 028940C

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    36300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36300 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9210 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9210 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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