Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine

UNSW Sydney

This Arts/Medicine program is an alternative pathway of study, in which, over a 7 or 8 year period, a student may complete the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, with the degrees of Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine. It is intended for those students who wish to continue their interest and studies in the Arts and Social Sciences during their medical studies. Students will be required to fulfil the requirements of the BMed/MD degree course, as well as 96 units of credit in subjects offered within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences including an approved major sequence.

Course Fee:

International: $600,030

Entry Requirements:

Academic merit; Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT); and interview. There are no course prerequisites; however, English is assumed knowledge and Chemistry is recommended. Limited places available, open only to students accepted for entry into the Faculty of Medicine.


Students will not be required to complete General Education subjects or other subjects outside the Faculty of Medicine. They will usually complete the requirements for the BA after third year. Upon rejoining the Medicine program, they will undertake a short clinical skills refresher course.

Subjects you can Study:

Art history and theory; Australian studies; Biological science; Chinese; Cognitive science; Comparative development; Computing; Economic history; Economics; Education; English; Environmental studies; European studies; French; German; Geography; History; Human resource management; Indonesian; Industrial relations; International business; Japanese; Jewish studies; Korean; Linguistics; Medicine; Modern Greek; Music; Philosophy; Philosophy of science; Policy studies; Politics and international relations; Psychology; Russian; Science and technology studies; Sociology; Spanish and Latin American studies; Surgery; Theatre, film and dance; Women's studies

Further information:

Due to the structure of the curriculum, few if any credits can be granted to students entering Medicine after partly completing or completing another degree. Exemption from all or part of the requirement to undertake 12 Units of Credit of General Education courses will be considered and granted when applicable.


Graduates are eligible for registration by medical boards in all Australian states and territories and in New Zealand.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00098G

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kensington No info No Full time 7.75 years
The University of New South Wales is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world and is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities. par par The main campus is located in Kensington, seven kilometres from Sydney CBD and a short walk from Coogee Beach. Other campuses are UNSW Art and Design in the suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at ADFA.

Provider CRICOS: 00098G

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