Overseas BMedSc(Hons) opportunities

BMedSc(Hons) Oxford-Monash Bioethics Program

Every year since 2011, between two and five Monash medical students have undertaken BMedSc(Hons) in Bioethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University. Students are co-supervised by a Monash University supervisor, usually from the Monash Bioethics Centre, and a supervisor from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in Oxford. There is a competitive expression of interest (EOI) application process for this prestigious opportunity. See this flyer for more information.

Expression of interest submissions and questions:

The expression of interest should be compiled into a single document and consist of:

  1. A cover letter including a 200-word (maximum) statement about why you want to participate in the Oxford-Monash Bioethics program
  2. A brief CV (maximum 2 pages)
  3. A 1000-word response to an ethical question. (NB. The ethical question will change each year and be available on this EOI form soon)
The ethical question for students applying for Monash-Oxford Bioethics BMedSc(Hons) in 2024 is: 

Submit your expression of interest via this form. Please name the file: "Surname_Oxford EOI for 2024".

(NB. To be eligible for this program, students must not be on the ProFESS pathway, or on the academic integrity register, and the School of Medicine must not have any other concerns about the student's professional behaviour).

Email your queries to: med-bmedsc-hons@monash.edu

Deadline for expressions of interest: Wednesday 31st May, 2023 5:00 PM AEST
Interviews: Likely 5th June, 2023 (via zoom)
During the interview, students will be asked to explain the reasoning in their response to the ethical question.

Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 7th June, 2023.
If students are successful, they should then progress to submit the project application form and course application.

Students will be provided with access to bioethics educational resources and have the opportunity to attend relevant lectures, seminars and workshops. However, the work will be primarily research and a high level of independence and maturity are required. Students usually also enrol in at least one-term at Oxford University to accelerate their Bioethics skills. This program does therefore, have additional costs, including travel, accommodation and Oxford enrolment fees; those costs are partially offset by support from Monash Abroad and the Faculty, but students should still expect to have significant out-of-pocket expenses if they are accepted into this prestigious program. Students can also choose to participate in this opportunity while being fully-based at Monash University in Australia (avoiding the additional enrolment fees at Oxford).

BMedSc(Hons) Monash-Newcastle (UK) Alliance - Colin Ingram Travel Award

Domestic Monash University medical students are invited to apply for a Travel Award that will fund $5000 towards a 3-6 month exchange to Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, as part of their BMedSc(Hons) project. More information about the award is available here.

Two projects are available for BMedSc(Hons) at Newcastle University UK that are eligible for the Colin Ingram Travel Award in 2024. The projects are available here.

Interested students should contact the supervisors listed in the project booklet directly for an interview. If students and supervisors would like to progress, they should fill in the Travel Award Application Form available here.

Eligibility criteria: the applicant must:

  1. be a current Monash medical student
  2. be currently undertaking Year 4/C (or on intermission after Year 4/C)
  3. meet the entry criteria for BMedSc(Hons)
  4. be an Australian citizen
  5. apply for the BMedSc(Hons) degree before the application deadline 
    The award will be conditional upon acceptance into the BMedSc(Hons) Degree

(NB. To be eligible for this program, students must not be on the ProFESS pathway, or on the academic integrity register, and the School of Medicine must not have any other concerns about the student's professional behaviour.)

One or two Colin Ingram Travel Awards will be funded each year.

The Travel Award will cover $5000 towards airfares, accommodation and living expenses for a 3 month exchange to Newcastle University. The student can spend their entire honours year at Newcastle University if the project requires it, but no additional funding will be available.

The student that receives the Monash-Newcastle BMedSc(Hons) Travel Award will have a main supervisor from Monash University and a co-supervisor from the University of Newcastle. A high level of independence and maturity are required.

The Colin Ingram Travel Award application form must be submitted to: med-bmedsc-hons@monash.edu

The email header should include the words “Colin Ingram Travel Award for BMedSc(Hons)”.

Travel Award Application deadline is 9am AEST Monday 5th June, 2023.

For more information about this program please email: med-bmedsc-hons@monash.edu