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Bachelor of Medical Science (565IN) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • Semesters 1 to 5 of a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree, or equivalent.

Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. The English language requirements for this program are an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0, with no band score less than 6.5. Scores on other standard English language tests that the Academic Board recognises as equivalent to these requirements will also be accepted.


  • This program is only open to enrolled students at universities with which the University of Melbourne has an agreement confirming availability of the program.
  • Successful applicants will be awarded 250 points of credit into the degree.
  • This program may be taken either as coursework or as a research project. Entry to the research project stream is restricted to applicants who have a weighted average mark of at least H1 (80%) over semesters 1 to 5 of their Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree, or equivalent, have completed prior learning in research methodology and design to at least H2B (70%) standard, and have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0, with reading and writing band scores of at least 7.0, and listening and speaking band scores of at least 6.5 (or equivalent scores on other tests recognized by the Academic Board).

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/