Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)

  • CRICOS code: 073113J

Where will this take me?


Honours in Biomedical and Health Sciences provides you with opportunities to engage in significant research and work closely with international recognised leaders in their field of research as you pursue your own novel research, which can prepare you for graduate research and employment and improve your chance to enter into other graduate courses.

Graduate Pathways

Once you've completed your Honours degree, you can go on to begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research. Almost half of our graduates choose to continue their graduate studies with The University of Melbourne.

Graduate Pathways

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Employment Prospects

The Honours year will also help you develop a variety of transferable and career readiness skills that go beyond those learnt earlier in your undergraduate studies to enhance your employment prospects.

  • Time- and project-management skills
  • Negotiation and communication skills
  • Advanced problem-solving
  • Critical reasoning
  • Professionalism

In particular, if you are interested in becoming a professional scientist then it is a general expectation that you will have undertaken the additional year. The greater exposure to the research process, additional knowledge and wider experiences of Honours graduates are all attractive to employers.

What do our students do after graduating?

*Master of Psychology is a pathway ONLY for Psychology specialisation



PhD student, Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) graduate (2018)

I decided to study an Honours year because I had an interest in cancer research and wanted to develop some research skills before pursuing graduate research and potentially medicine in the future. The course offered a level of autonomy and independence, but also guidance and mentorship from supervisors and research team.

The best thing about my Honours year was the student cohort and unique research opportunities to work alongside respected experts within the primary care and cancer research fields Recruiting participants for my own study and analysing the data that I had collected myself was particularly exciting.

Throughout the Honours program, I was able to further develop my communication and presentation skills, critical thinking and analytical skills, problem solving, working well independently and as a team, and time management.