Bachelor of Biomedicine

  • CRICOS Code: 058838G
  • VTAC Code: 3800538051
  • International VTAC Code: 3800538053

Where will this take me?


This degree lays the foundation for new generations of biomedical experts to lead the revolution in medicine.

With the School of Biomedical Sciences receiving more than $49 million in research funding in 2017, your postgraduate opportunities to help advance human health across the globe are extensive.

No matter what your career aspirations are, the University of Melbourne remains No.6 in the world and No.1 in Australia for graduate employability*.

*QS World University Rankings 2019

Laying the foundations

The Biomedicine degree includes extensive core subjects covering a broad range of professional health pathways.

For example, in second year, the prerequisite content for the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physiotherapy and Doctor of Dental Surgery in anatomy, biochemistry and physiology is built into two unique subjects and taught alongside a wide range of other biomedical science disciplines.

This integration emphasises the relationships between different biomedical disciplines and enhances your understanding of the human body in its full complexity.

Core third-year subjects, available only to you as a Biomedicine student, take on a more clinical (molecules to malady) or population (frontiers in biomedicine) focus, tying together the elements of your biomedicine journey.

Hear from our graduates who value the broad-ranging, integrated curriculum.

What do our students do after graduating?

After completing your Bachelor of Biomedicine, you can gain employment in a diverse range of careers or begin a graduate degree to work towards a further qualification in professions such as medicine, law, engineering or dentistry.

Be internationally recognised and set yourself apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree. Explore the graduate pathways available at Melbourne once you complete your Bachelor of Biomedicine.

Honours in Biomedicine

If contributing to world-changing research is of interest, you too can join our graduate research community. Each year, more than 120 students are welcomed into graduate research degrees.

The Bachelor of Biomedicine honours programs, leading into PhD pathways, are highly sought-after. This is largely due to your learning environment being embedded in a world-class biomedical science research precinct.

Interested in honours? Find out more

The benefit of breadth

The opportunity to study up to a quarter of your degree in areas other than the sciences through ‘breadth’ exposes you to different ways of thinking, interests and a wider range of career paths.

Breadth is about shaping your interests and opportunities with subjects that can foster existing passions such as music, creative arts or law, as well as enhance your prospects in professional health. Popular subjects among our Bachelor of Biomedicine students include:

  • Our Planet, Our Health
  • Drugs That Shape Society
  • Drawing With Anatomy
  • Positive Leadership and Careers
  • Foundations of Information Systems
  • Privacy Law and Social Networks
  • AUSLAN and Visual Communication
  • Health From a Different Perspective

With some additional study you can build to a concurrent diploma alongside your Biomedicine degree.

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.