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Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Science (Medical Science)

University of Sydney

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This stream provides flexible pathways into broad medical science careers. The stream emphasises the interdisciplinary nature of medical sciences while providing depth and breadth. In the first year you will complete units in mathematics, biology, chemistry and medical science. In the second year you will take a series of integrated medical science units covering areas such as physiology, pharmacology, cellular and molecular biology, and anatomy. In the third year you will complete a capstone interdisciplinary experience and choose three medical science electives.

Your major studies are complemented by courses from the Open Learning Environment in science or in areas such as entrepreneurial thinking, persuasive communication, project management and ethical reasoning. You will also complete an industry and community project.

Areas of study

A program in medical science including a medical science major. A minor or second major must also be taken from 513910 Bachelor of Science Table A or the wide range majors offered from areas across the University in Table S.

Career opportunities

Medical scientist, nutritionist, pharmacologist in research organisations and hospitals. Graduates are well prepared to pursue further study in medical and dentistry programs.

Industry experience: You will have the opportunity to gain industry experience through interdisciplinary project units with industry, community or research projects.

Fees and charges

The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Current University of Sydney fee information.


Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) ) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band E3).

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced and/or higher (depending on subjects selected) and Biology, Chemistry, other assumed knowledge depending on subjects chosen.  Note: All students enrolled in Science and combined Science degrees will be required to undertake units of study in mathematics during their undergraduate degree.

Bridging courses are available for students who have not studied the assumed knowledge during secondary school.

Guaranteed ATAR: 90.00, subject to non-ATAR criteria being met. A guide to guaranteed Entry.

Dalyell Scholars: This stream for high achieving students (ATAR of 98.00 or higher) provides mentorship, professional skills development, academic enrichment opportunities and access to a global mobility scholarship. Entry to the Dalyell Scholars program is by invitation.

Other applicants

Refer to the University of Sydney general admission criteria.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2023 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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Global mobility/international experience
At the University of Sydney, every undergraduate student has access to global opportunities. These opportunities may include overseas field schools, global professional placements, and student exchanges (one-year, single semester and shorter term durations) with more than 300 partner universities worldwide.

Open Learning Environment (OLE)
Open Learning Environment (OLE) courses are short, on-demand and workshop-supported. They enable you to broaden your skills in areas such as entrepreneurial thinking, persuasive communication, project management and ethical reasoning. Zero credit point OLEs are available to all students at the University, while students in liberal studies degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce or combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies) and some specialist degrees (Bachelor of Economics) will be required to take 12 credit points of OLE units during their studies.

Faculty handbooks
View available first-year subjects in the University of Sydney handbooks.