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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

New Zealand



What will I learn?

This programme is for academically able students interested in conducting biomedical research, particularly those considering future PhD study.

Programme overview

The goal of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programme is to equip a selected group of academically able students to progress efficiently to PhD training. It is intended for people who aim to fill leadership roles in research and development.

You will learn how to apply in-depth biomedical and biological science knowledge for the improvement of human health through the development of novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

With these hypothesis-led research endeavors, you can enhance the links with research communities and grow research outputs for the benefit of the region and the country.

Programme structure

120 points

Advanced taught courses from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) Schedule (30 points)

Supervised research project (thesis: 90 points)

Complete within one year if enrolled full-time.

Where could this programme take you?

Biomedical science has made transformative contributions over the past decade, stimulating growth in a wide range of industries including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, veterinary science and medical research. There are a variety of opportunities in universities, research institutes and private sector pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries, particularly in the United States and Europe, for those with postgraduate training in this field.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Lab technician
  • Research assistant
  • Science teacher

Further study options

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science
  • Master of Biomedical Science

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$46,752.00 (US$ 29,955) per year

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

Start date

17 July 2023


Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,



1023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant must have secondary school qualification or equivalent; USA Advanced Placement Exams (AP): 7 (Scores are calculated as an aggregate across all AP exams (minimum of 2 exams and a maximum of 4). Minimum grade of 3 is required in each exam. Results must be US College Board examined and certified. To be considered for entry, applicants must submit AP exam results and a High School Diploma with transcripts from a United States regionally accredited high school with above average grades.)

For international students

Research 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science with a major in biomedical sciences (or similar field of study) at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will require a GPE of 6.5 or higher in 75% of your most advanced-level courses.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland

About University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked university, with a global reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked 85th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
  • 9th in the world in THE University Impact Rankings 2021

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