Bachelor of Clinical Sciences

Macquarie University

The Bachelor of Clinical Science is designed to help students gain the professional skills they will need for a future career in the medical, allied health or medical research professions. Students will learn the fundamentals of biomedical science before applying their knowledge to a human body system approach, where pathology is taught alongside normal physiology and anatomy. The professional practice units will help develop their skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research, communication and personal reflection. Students will also have the opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience in a healthcare setting or medical research facility through the capstone/PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) unit. This innovative program can be completed in two years and is ideal for those looking to continue on to a postgraduate medical program.

Course Fee:

International: $111,600

Entry Requirements:

Completion of Year 12; submission of a structured Personal Statement


72 credit points; minimum 39 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 18 credit points at 300 level or above

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical sciences; Medicine

Study Pathways:

This program is ideal for students who wish to continue on to a graduate entry medicine program at another university, a postgraduate program in a related field at Macquarie University (i.e. the Doctor of Physiotherapy), or those who want to complete their degree in two years instead of three.

Further information:

The program offers the flexibility to target learning outcomes around the preferred career path. In the first year students will study a common set of units based on the sciences relevant to clinical practice or medical research, with flexibility offered in the second year to align with either: progression to a medical research program (e.g. Master of Research) or progression to a graduate-entry medical and health profession program (e.g. Doctor of Physiotherapy or a Doctor of Medicine). This course is offered in Session 1 only.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 84.3 No Full time 2 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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