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What will I learn?

Biomedical science is a rapidly evolving area, with many exciting career opportunities. Biomedical research and the development of new biomedical products contribute to improving health outcomes worldwide. Governments and organisations, pharmaceutical companies and investment banks continue to invest heavily in this global industry.

The process of introducing new biomedical products into the market for commercial use requires multidisciplinary teams that often include research scientists, engineers, business development specialists, intellectual property lawyers, clinical trials experts, marketing specialists, and legal experts with an understanding of compliance and regulations.

Demand for specialists who have knowledge and skills across a number of these disciplines, such as biomedical science and laws, is increasing across local and international markets.

A double degree in biomedical science and laws provides you with knowledge to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in biomedical research, development and commercialisation.

During this degree, you will complete core biomedical science units that develop knowledge and skills in foundational biomedical science disciplines. Comprehensive core studies in law will assist you in developing the capabilities necessary to be a successful learner and legal professional. You will not only gain knowledge of the law but also skills such as research, communication and dispute resolution.

This degree offers you the flexibility to choose one major study area or two minor study areas in biomedical science. These may include anatomical sciences, human biochemistry, human physiology, infection and immunity, or cell and molecular biotechnology. In the law component, you will complete introductory, general and advanced electives that may include internet law, succession law, taxation law or health law. You will also complete four elective units which can include law units or can be from another minor in the university, such as a language. For detailed information on study areas, please visit the single degree course page for biomedical science and the course page for law.

You will be taught by professionals with experience across disciplines and established partnerships with industry that is directly linked to research development and commercialisation. There are opportunities for hands-on learning that will develop your legal skills such as interviewing, negotiation, drafting and advocacy. Students may also choose to complete work experience in am industry, clinical or research-oriented workplace.

Highlights

Select a biomedical science major study area and electives from law and other university disciplines
Gain a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience.
Develop industry-relevant practical skills in biomedical science and use new technology in laboratory classes which start during first year.
Combines two highly-regarded disciplines to prepare you for a career in the evolving area of medical biotechnology.

Career outcomes

Graduates may work in legal environments as a solicitor, barrister, in-house counsel, government lawyer or mediator. Graduates may also work in consultancy through the innovation and commercialisation of infrastructure including, for example, regulation, compliance and clinical trials.

Outside the specialist biomedical science and legal environments, graduates will have skills and knowledge that are transferable to a wide range of areas including business, marketing, communication and policy advisors or officers.

Possible careers

Barrister
Biomedical Laboratory Officer
Biomedical Science Researcher
Biotechnologist
Biotechnology Scientist
In-House Lawyer
Lawyer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

CRICOS

085232C

Study options

Full Time (5.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,300.00 (22,16,722) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must full fill the equivalent of below given Australian entry qualifications: Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s). IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 5.0 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 5.0 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 5.0 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.5 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Subject prerequisites

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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