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    Bachelor of Medical Research [53E]
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    Bachelor of Medical Research [53E]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 107,009  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Bachelor of Medical Research [53E]


    Uncover the mysteries of human health and disease, to expand our knowledge and contribute towards the global effort to preventing, managing, and treating disease.

    The Bachelor of Medical Research is a research-focused course, designed and taught by active medical researchers at our Tasmanian School of Medicine. Your learning will also draw from the expertise of our specialist research and teaching institutes: the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, and the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

    It is designed to help you develop the skills to push the boundaries of what science knows about human health. If you've got a passion for saving lives, helping people and conducting scientific experiments, then this is the degree program for you.

    You will build a strong foundation in biomedical sciences, developing your research skills, and giving you a deeper understanding of the technologies, strategies and tools used to address medical research problems. As you progress, you will cement that knowledge through research-focused core units that make up one third of your studies. In these, you'll develop valuable knowledge and skills in research methodology, scientific observation and analysis, and advance your ability to identify and solve problems, think critically and communicate science to a broad audience.

    Medical research is a global profession, and we share our networks and experience with you as we connect you to a global knowledge-base of research groups, institutes, and organisations through our ongoing collaborations and research.

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    Are you a high achiever and want to get the most out of your University experience? The Catalyst Program combines your Bachelor degree with scholarships, extracurricular experiences, special events, and networking opportunities. It was created for outstanding students, just like you. 

    In your first year of study you will learn the fundamentals of cells and the systems of the body. The following year, you will start to navigate the interacting systems that make up the human body – including exploring biochemical pathways and physiological systems fundamental to human health and disease.

    In your third and final year, you will specialise in an area of interest and gain invaluable real-world experience in medical research. This course emphasises the acquisition of research skills and students will have exposure throughout the course to scientists actively involved in medical research, who are investigating current research questions in a range of fields.

    As well as an in-depth knowledge of the disciplines that underpin Biomedicine, students develop important attributes, including:

    • Effective communication skills.
    • Critical and creative thought and problem solving skills.
    • Ethical and social understanding
    • Global perspectives


    Entry Requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0. No equivalent tests accepted for this course.

    See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher - complete or incomplete with a Credit (60%) average on the most recent 8 (Level 100 units or above) units studied (equivalent to 2 full semesters of study) over no more than 4 semesters, undertaken within the last five years, plus pre-requisites.
    • Applicants with less than the equivalent of 2 full semesters of study must have a Credit (60%) average on Level 100 units or above + ATAR of 85 or above.
    • If study was taken more than 5 years ago, it must be relevant and the applicant engaged in relevant employment which has kept their knowledge up-to-date.

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

    To be an eligible for an offer, you must have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:

    • CHM415115 Chemistry or equivalent

    If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    Medical researchers apply their expert scientific skills and research findings to develop a better understanding of illnesses and other medical
    problems. They work towards practical solutions, developing new medicines, improving existing drugs, testing new products, and figuring out measures to prevent and combat diseases.

    Medical research incorporates the work of Biomedical Scientists, Clinical Research Scientists, Geneticists, Pharmacologists and many other medical science professionals. They work alongside other scientists, conducting tests and experiments and carrying out research projects in order to address problems relevant to human health.

    You can forge exciting careers in a range of public and private organisations, including:

    • Research Institutes
    • University Departments
    • Hospitals
    • Pathology Laboratories
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Biomedical companies and Government Departments

    Career opportunities can also include science communication, advisory roles, policy development and disease surveillance in industry, government, and health organisations.

    Postgraduate study

    If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 107,009 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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