Global Destination Australia - Studying Biomedical Science


Australia is an ideal country in which international students can study Biomedical Science.  It provides a safe and stable environment combined with the opportunity to visit and learn in a beautiful country with unique scenery, flora and fauna.  Australian research in the area of Medicine and Biomedical Science has a very strong international standing.

 Biomedical research in Australia is conducted in universities and numerous Research Institutes most of which are affiliated to a university.  The first University in Australia was established in 1850, with medicine in 1856, and the first Medical Research Institute in 1915.  Currently five Australian universities are in the Times Higher Education top 100 ranking overall, and seven are in the top 100 in the fields of Clinical/Preclinical/Health and of Life Sciences.

Most of the 40 universities in Australia offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes designed to equip students with relevant Biomedical Science qualifications recognised throughout the world.  Some of these universities have dedicated Biomedical Schools, while others offer Biomedical Science programmes as a joint offering between the Faculties of Science and Medicine.

The aim of biomedical science programmes in Australia is to prepare students for careers in the rapidly evolving fields of human health and disease, to instruct future clinical practitioners in the biological basis of medicine, and to train future researchers in medical research.  These programmes provide a solid foundation for those wishing to pursue postgraduate study in medicine and other health-related courses.

Undergraduate Programmes

Courses offered at the undergraduate level typically lead to a BSc (Biomedical Science), BMedSci or BBiomedSc degree.  These may be three or four years depending on whether an Honours year is included in the overall programme.