Bachelor of Medical Research


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Medical Research at Western

This program gives students who are enrolled in the Western Sydney University Doctor of Medicine (MD) the opportunity to take leave of absence from the normal medical program for 12 months full time or 24 months part time, after successfully completing years 1 and 2 of MD, in order to gain a more detailed experience in medical research than is provided in the normal medical program.

Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Research are identical to years 1 and 2 of MD. It is expected that students will return to the medical program on completion of the intercalated year, which will complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Research, but the degree is also available as an exit point for those who do not wish to resume MD.

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $31,416*

Delivery: On campus



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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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