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Medical science

Preparing you for a career in medical research
Explore the science behind the human body and the causes and treatments of disease, and build the essential foundation for a rewarding career improving the health of people and communities.

Why study medical science at Sydney?

  • The School of Medical Sciences produces high-impact research that addresses the most important global health issues.
  • We are a major player in Australian and international biomedical research.
  • Core research facilities include advanced microscopy, animal behavioural, live cell analysis, molecular biology, Bosch mass spectrometry, PC2 laboratory, research computing and engineering facilities.
  • You can study at 2 locations: Camperdown or Westmead campus - Westmead is one of the world's largest health and medical research precincts.

Careers in medical sciences

With innovative approaches to health on the rise, the medical sector is expanding and our graduates are in-demand. Graduates enjoy careers in medical research, laboratory pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology, government and industry.

A degree in medical science can also give you an excellent foundation to become a doctor or dentist with further study, or find rewarding work in the broader medical, pharmaceutical and health sciences areas.

Graduate profile

Gurtej Singh outside Royal North Shore Hospital
Gurtej Singh, Bachelor of Medical Science
“There were so many opportunities to talk to experts about their experiences in research and seek guidance about where you can go with your research career.”
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