Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 85.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Advanced Diploma or above
Bonus points
: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Medical Science

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.6, A Levels: 9, IB Diploma: 27, Gao Kao: Tier 2
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Medical Science is an innovative and flexible course providing exciting options for students interested in a wide range of careers in the medical and health sciences.

The course emphasises the fundamental sciences that underpin virtually all fields of medical science. 

The topics specific to Medical Science combine different approaches to learning and progressively cover key elements such as teamwork, verbal communication, critical thinking, problem solving, hypothesis development and testing, and preparation of a grant proposal and business plan for research.

It differs from traditional courses in biomedical science by offering a broader range of specialisations and new topics that focus on the professional skills required to gain employment in any field of medical science.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Medical Science?

Medical Science is a broad term that covers such areas as biochemistry, molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, neuroscience, physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, toxicology, vision science and biomedical technology.

All are vital to our ongoing efforts to develop and evaluate new treatments and strategies for health problems.

Why study Medical Science at Flinders?

  • We have a strong profile in Medical Science, combining the expertise of scientists working across 3 areas of the University who provide input to the degree program.
  • Our staff undertake fundamental, innovative and cross-disciplinary research that unites medical researchers, chemists, physicists, biologists, biomedical engineers, vision scientists and biotechnologists in the task of improving people's quality of life. 
  • Our School of Medicine is one of the most progressive in Australia, having launched the concept of a graduate-entry medical degree and set new standards for student placements and addressing the needs of rural and remote communities. Its interests range from the international fight against avian flu to child obesity.

  • Our School of Biological Science's expertise includes molecular biology and biotechnology, leading to cutting-edge research into DNA, forensics and the development of new pharmaceuticals.

Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Medical Science degree?

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Rural and remote sub-quota

An annual sub-quota will be available for students from rural and remote areas. To be considered for the rural and remote sub-quota you must submit with your SATAC application a Statutory Declaration confirming you have lived in non-metropolitan areas of Australia (Remoteness Classifications RA2 to RA5) for at least 5 consecutive years, or 10 years cumulatively, from birth (ie during any period of your life).

Download the Rural Eligibility Statutory Declaration (PDF 210KB)

The completed and signed statutory declaration must be uploaded to your application in the SATAC system within 10 working days after submitting the SATAC application.

You can check your eligibility in accordance with the definition above using the search tool at the Remoteness Area (RA) Locator site.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214421
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $9,181

International students
CRICOS code: 028940C
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $33,600
2019: $36,300



  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Further study options 

Course brochures

Domestic students
Health (PDF 6MB)

International students

International course guides