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Bachelor of Medical Science

Investigate the science of the human body.

This specialised degree 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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $36,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 028940C
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Medical Science at Flinders

  • 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
  • Optional postgraduate pathways into nutrition and dietetics, speech pathology, audiology and medicine

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Undertake a professional placement in your third year.
  • Get hands-on experience in a laboratory of your choice.
  • Develop important practical skills that enhance your employability.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


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.