What will I learn?

This six-year degree leads to the awards of Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMed) and Doctor of Medicine (MD). It aims to develop personal attributes, knowledge and skills appropriate to the professional practice of Medicine.

In the BMed, Years 1 and 2 focuses on basic medical sciences in relation to the human life cycle; social, ethical and legal issues related to health care; and early experience in clinical or other health-related environments. Year 3 has increased clinical content.

The MD includes the independent learning project (ILP – year 4), followed by a clinical transition course. Students who achieve a high standard in the BMed may undertake a one-year program of supervised research leading to the award of the BSc (Med) Honours. Years 5 and 6 have a clinical focus and include content from the basic medical and social sciences. In all phases of the degree, you will be required to travel to various clinical environments associated with UNSW.

Why choose this degree?

The UNSW Medicine degree is an innovative integrated outcomes-based program. Students are exposed to clinical teaching and patients from year one, and there is a strong emphasis on collaborative learning. The independent learning project gives graduates in-depth exposure to research and critical analysis.

Who should choose this degree?

Committed students with a strong desire to practice in medicine underpinned by an understanding of research, those who demonstrate personal attributes such as empathy and reflection, and those with well-developed communication skills and who work well in teams.

Career Opportunities

Medical practitioners in hospitals and private practices

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

Australian Medical Council After completing formal program requirements for the award of the BMed MD degrees, you will be provisionally registered by the Medical Board of Australia to work for at least one year in selected hospitals before obtaining final registration as a medical practitioner. International graduates are not guaranteed an internship and should check with state health departments to confirm internship availability. Although the UNSW Medicine degree is recognized internationally, many countries require foreign graduates to sit a licensing examination to ensure the doctor understands local health problems and health care systems prior to practicing.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine



Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
A$76,080.00 (US$ 52,214) per year
AUD $490,990 for the entire course

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

Start date

15 February 2021


University of New South Wales - UNSW

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,


New South Wales,

2052, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have a high school qualification, UNSW Foundation Studies, UNSW Diploma, recognized prior study or university transfer. English Language requirements: IELTS Academic version only: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT): 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); UNSW Institute of Languages University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest).

For international students

The majority of students are admitted into Medicine following a selection process based on academic merit, performance in the UMAT and performance at an interview. Only students selected for entry into Medicine can enrol in the BMed program.

A limited number of students in the BMedSc program at UNSW may apply for entry into the Medicine program. Students offered a provisional place at the end of second year will undertake a plan of study specific to entry to UNSW Medicine including a number of bridging courses in conjunction with their Honours research project. After entry into Medicine, the students will complete the Phase 2 Integrated Clinical Studies courses and all Phase 3 courses.

English Language requirements:

IELTS Academic version only: 7.0 overall (min 6.0 in each subtest)

TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking)

TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT): 589 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE)

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 65 overall (min. 54 in each subtest)

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 185 overall (min. 169 in each subtest)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall (min. 180 in each subtest)

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