Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced)

Approved Abbreviation: BMedSc(Adv)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3682.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 075674D

If you enjoy being constantly challenged and extended by your studies and are thinking about a career involving medical science or pharmaceutical research, then the Western Sydney University Medical Science (Advanced) degree is for you. This degree equips students with both specialised knowledge and enhanced inquiry skills in medicinal chemistry, biomedical science or anatomy and physiology. The Medical Science (Advanced) degree is designed to provide initial training for a range of careers in medical science while also allowing students to develop leadership and/or research skills. You can be partnered with experienced academic researchers and their research teams, and participate in the University’s exciting research activities to facilitate your transition to postgraduate research studies or prepare you for a range of exciting career opportunities as high-achieving science graduates.

Further studies can be pursued (Masters (Honours) or PhD degree) leading to a research or academic career. Information and details on how to apply for Honours will be provided to you as you progress through your Bachelor degree, or you can find out more online.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

The Medicinal Chemistry major for this degree is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) for normal entry of a graduate to the Chartered Chemist qualification.


Assumed knowledge required: Minimum ATAR of 90 with assumed knowledge of HSC mathematics and at least two of biology, chemistry and/or physics. Students must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above to continue their enrolment in the course. As part of the admission/enrolment process students will be required to sign a statement acknowledging that they understand that a minimum 5.0 GPA is required to remain in the program and that if this GPA is not maintained that they will be automatically transferred into the standard program. Students in the base Bachelor of Medical Science suite of programs who achieve a GPA of 5.0 or greater at the end of their first year of study may be admitted into the Advanced Science program if sufficient places are available.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).


Western Sydney University Advanced Science Pathway - Applicants who complete Year 1 (full time) of either the Western Sydney University Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) or Western Sydney University Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) will be considered for an interview if they achieve a GPA of 5.5 or more at the end of year 1 and have a total percentile of 50 or more in UMAT. There are a total of six spaces available for interview in this category (six in total, not six per course). If there are more eligible applicants than there are interview places, applicants will be ranked using their UMAT total percentile. Applicants in this category should apply in the same way as "local applicants".

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequences below.

Note: some units in the Medicinal Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology majors will need to be taken at Campbelltown campus.

Medicinal Chemistry

Students completing the Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) with a major in Medicinal Chemistry will complete the following course structure.

M3094Medicinal Chemistry

Anatomy and Physiology

Students completing the Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) with a major in Anatomy and Physiology will complete the following course structure.

M3095Anatomy and Physiology

Biomedical Science

Students completing the Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) with a major in Biomedical Science will complete the following course structure.

M3096Biomedical Science

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