What will I learn?

Course overview

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) provides medical students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of research in a variety of areas such as biomedical science, public health, clinical medicine and medical education. Students will be exposed to various technologies and research methodologies selected from a wide range of clinical and laboratory settings.

This program allows students to gain an appreciation of the way in which research informs the practice of medicine. Research has shown that some of the benefits of enrolling in this course are as follows:-

  • Medical students who intermit their studies to undertake this degree, return to the Medical program and achieve higher outcomes.
  • Graduates who undertake BMedSc(Hons) while waiting for their horsemanship feel that their knowledge increased exponentially, that it had improved their ability to practice evidence-based medicine and that it was a very valuable usage of the time before commencing the horsemanship.
  • Professional specialist colleges regard this qualification positively when assessing applications for specialist training.

In addition to that, the BMedSc (Hons) is a qualifying degree which can lead to postgraduate studies at the doctorate level.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will have:-

  • Acquired an in-depth understanding of an aspect, issue or problem within a human or biomedical science research
  • Acquired an understanding of various methodologies in human and biomedical science research
  • Demonstrated retrieval, interpretation and evaluation of information in medical and other research based publications
  • Demonstrated an appreciation of the ethical requirements for research activities in human and biomedical science research
  • Demonstrated the capacity to design, frame, conduct and report a small-scale project in human or biomedical science research

The biomedical science research project provides students with a higher level of experience in independent analysis and research in the chosen field of expertise, and brings together the clinical and biomedical perspectives. In addition to that, students will be able to further develop their skills in oral and written communications, presentation and collaboration.

There are three intake periods each year for the Bachelor of Medical Science Honours degree. The first intake is for Semester Summer A and Semester 1 program that begins in November and ends in June. The second intake is for Semester 1 and Semester 2 program that begins in February and ends in November. The third intake is for Semester 2 and Semester 1 program that begins in July and ends in June.

Which department am I in?

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees
RM50,295.00 (8,90,808) per year

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

Start date

February 2022


Monash University Malaysia

Jalan Lagoon Selatan,



47500, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must be at least 17 years old. Students who have completed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), GCE O-level, or equivalent programs must first complete a pre-university qualification such as GCE A levels, STPM, Monash University Foundation Program (MUFY) or other equivalent. A pre-university qualification serves as a basic entry requirement to an undergraduate degree at Monash University Malaysia. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic test) - minimum test score of 6.5 overall; at least 6.0 in each individual band; Paper-based TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum test score of 550; Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5; Internet-based TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 79 overall writing score of at least 21, speaking score of at least 18, reading score at least 13, listening score of 12; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall test score: 58.

For international students

Students must have successfully completed one of the following options:

At least the first three years of the undergraduate Medicine at Monash University with at least a credit average.

At least two years of the graduate Medicine at Monash University with at least a credit average.

Three or more years of other institution's Medicine, deemed by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences are equivalent to the Monash University degree with a credit average.

They also must have the following requirements are as follows:

IELTS: Overall score of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0

PTE: Overall score of 42 with no score lower than 36

TOEFL (paper based): Overall score of 471, with a TWE score of at least 4.0

TOEFL (Internet based): Overall score of 52, with a minimum score of 15 in writing, 14 in speaking, 5 in reading and listening.

CAE/CPE: Overall score of 162 with no score lower than 154

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


About Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia is the 3rd largest campus of Monash University (ranked 55th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021).

  • Monash University in world’s top 100 universities
  • 18 subjects in world’s top 100
  • Highly qualified academic staff from across the world
  • Students can access affordable accommodation

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