What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine gives you the opportunity to study in the area of arts and social sciences before undertaking medicine. This pathway allows school leaders who have achieved exceptional results to commence a three-year undergraduate arts degree and follow on with the four-year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine (MD).

With a deeper understanding of the fundamentals that underpin the health profession combined with your study of the arts, you will be better prepared for any career in medicine, from specialisation to research and teaching.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine you will be committed to rational, compassionate healthcare and medical research of the highest quality. You will also maintain lifelong, self-directed learning and pursue evidence-based medical practice. You will initiate, lead and support advances in clinical medicine, research, education and community service.


Agricultural and Resource Economics (Major)

American Studies (Major)

Ancient Greek (Major)

Ancient History (Major)

Anthropology (Major)

Arabic Language and Cultures (Major)

Archaeology (Major)

Art History (Major)

Asian Studies (Major)

Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew (Major)

Chinese Studies (Major)

Cultural Studies (Major)

Digital Cultures (Major)

Econometrics (Major)

Economic Policy (Major)

Economics (Major)

English (Major)

European Studies (Major)

Film Studies (Major)

Financial Economics (Major)

French and Francophone Studies (Major)

Gender Studies (Major)

Germanic Studies (Major)

Hebrew (Modern) (Major)

History (Major)

Indigenous Studies (Major)

Indonesian Studies (Major)

International Relations (Major)

International and Comparative Literary Studies (Major)

Italian Studies (Major)

Japanese Studies (Major)

Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture (Major)

Korean Studies (Major)

Latin (Major)

Linguistics (Major)

Modern Greek Studies (Major)

Music (Major)

Philosophy (Major)

Political Economy (Major)

Politics (Major)

Socio-Legal Studies (Major)

Sociology (Major)

Spanish and Latin American Studies (Major)

Studies in Religion (Major)

Theatre and Performance Studies (Major)

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

General practitioner or specialist



Pharmaceutical industry

Forensic anthropologist

Government policy officer

Medical journalist

Aid worker

Management consultancy


Medical administration

Medical communication

Future study

Honours is available to meritorious candidates in the Bachelor of Arts and requires an additional year of full-time study after the completion of the pass degree. If you qualify to undertake honours in the Bachelor of Arts degree you can do so after completing the double degree program, or you can elect to suspend candidature from the Doctor of Medicine degree for one year, with the permission of the Sydney Medical School.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (7 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $80,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Start date

Expected February 2021


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained a ATAR score: 28 -40; English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents).

English language requirements where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English.

English language proficiency

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities