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Biomedical Science, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
This Biomedical Science course at University of New England provides an integrated approach to examining contemporary issues in health and disease. Students gain underpinning theoretical knowledge as well as practical laboratory experience in a range of discipline areas including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology and molecular and cellular biology.


There is no Honours year for the Biomedical Science course at University of New England, however, well-qualified graduates may apply to complete the Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) or the Master of Science (Msc). BSc(Hons) graduates who achieve the appropriate level of Honours and MSc graduates are eligible to apply for admission to candidature for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with an emphasis on the associations between structure and function. The course encourages the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that graduate can apply these skills to the rapidly evolving fields of biomedical research and clinical science.

Career Opportunities

Career options include employment in the biomedical, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries. Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science may also pursue specialised research programs in universities, research institutes or hospital laboratories.

This program also provides excellent preparation for entry into a range of medical or paramedical courses including medicine, pharmacy and dietetics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 10 years Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Clinical  biochemistry and Cell Biology 
  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • Introductory Genetics 
  • Introductory Microbiology 
  • Clinical Microbiology and Virology 
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications 
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra 
  • Pharmacology for Research 
  • Introductory Human Physiology 
  • Integrated Physiology 
  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

CRICOS Code 061315J

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is two units of Mathematics.
  • Recommended studies: Biology plus Chemistry and/or Physics.
  • For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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