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    Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies

    University of Southern Queensland

    University of Southern Queensland


    Australia, Toowoomba

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    Key Facts

    Program Level


    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus




    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesFebruary-2025
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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Next Intake February-2025

    Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies


  • Are you seeking a broad education, and to gain knowledge across arts, business, education, engineering, and science?
  • UniSQ’s Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies provides transferable skills, by fostering analytical, critical, and creative thinking, that can be adapted to rapidly changing contexts.
  • Select between majors in Liberal Studies, Management and Commerce Studies, or First Nations Australia studies, and continue to tailor your degree to fit your career goals by choosing a second 8-unit major from this bachelor or from other select degrees across the University.
  • The Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies is a stand-alone qualification or can be used as a pathway into other UniSQ degrees.
  • Invest your time in multidisciplinary study and develop discipline-specific expertise as well as workplace skills valuable to employers, such as communication, problem-solving, and collaboration.
  • Sustainability ecology and communities
  • Community, industry and local government
  • Cultures, communities and sustainability in Asia
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Cities and sustainability
  • Environmental policy for the 21st Century
  • Project and risk management
  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements


    To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

    • English (Units 3 & 4, C), and
    • General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

    We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

    • It is also recommended that you have studied either Biology, Chemistry, or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this degree below.

    Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

    Qualification Grade

    English language requirements

    You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

    Inherent requirements

    There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science before applying.

    If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

    Additional requirements for placements

    All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing any clinical placements in the program:

    • UniSQ Student Declaration
    • UniSQ Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) form
    • Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist
    • Queensland Health Student Deed Poll
    • Queensland Health iLearn Modules
    • Pathology QLD Visitor Confidentiality Protocol
    • AUSLAB Clinical WILS Student Access
    • QML Online Induction Certificate
    • Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form for Students

    Students must also provide the following immunisation evidence prior to commencing clinical placements:

    • Hepatitis B seroconversion
    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella immunisation evidence
    • Varicella immunisation evidence
    • Pertussis immunisation evidence
    • Covid-19 immunisation evidence

    Recognition of prior learning or work experience

    If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


    If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry, there are pathway options available to you.

    English Program Requirements

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.


    • You will be prepared for employment in private and public pathology laboratories, medical research institutions, blood banks and forensic science laboratories.
    • Medical laboratory scientists are a critical part of the healthcare team supporting pathologists, doctors, nurses and associated health professionals by performing analyses on patient specimens, to provide information that is vital in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of human disease. 
    • This qualification can be a pathway to study medicine, to work in IVF clinics, or work in medical research or forensic sciences.

    Fee Information

    Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

    Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

    Study Mode Cost

    You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

    AUD 34800

    You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

    AUD 34800

    1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

    Student services and amenities fees

    You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

    Professional experience costs

    This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

    Residential school costs

    This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.


    At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 0 

    How to Apply

    The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study.

    Apply directly to Murdoch

    You can apply for most undergraduate courses directly through our online application system.

    Apply through TISC

    If you're currently in Year 12 or applying for Vet Science, you can apply to Murdoch through TISC.

    Apply through an agent

    If you’re applying as an international student, our global network of agents will help you get started on your journey.

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    Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies

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