Medical Science - M3701

Medical Science

Bachelor degree (honours year)

This is a prestigious program in human, public health or biomedical science research for high achieving students who have completed relevant undergraduate medical studies. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on your selected topic, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in medical science.

If you have successfully completed three or more years of the Monash MBBS course (or equivalent) and achieved at least a credit average, you may interrupt your studies for a year to undertake this course and pursue research in an area of medical science of particular interest to you.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: Full time
  • 1 year (full time)
Start date
Semester one (February)
Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Domestic students:

Undergraduate students must have successfully completed one of the following with a credit average (at least 60 percent):

  • three or more years of the undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), or three or more years of the BMedSc/MD at Monash University (Course codes 0040, 3856, 3952, 4531, 4532, 4533, M6011, M6019)
  • two or more years of the graduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or BMedSc/MD at Monash University (4532, M6018)
  • three or more years of an Australian Medical Council accredited Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery course from another Australian or New Zealand institution

Graduate applicants must be:

  • Currently registered for medical practice with the Medical Board of Australia, and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizens who have graduated with a degree that is recognised by the Australian Medical Council for international medical graduate training, with satisfactory completion of the English language criteria.

International students: This course stream is only available to international students currently enrolled in a recognised medical program who have completed study which is the equivalent of three years of the Monash undergraduate MBBS program with equivalent curriculum content, learning outcome and academic standards as determined by the Faculty. Candidates should have strong academic results with the equivalent of a credit average (at least 60 percent).

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced research skills in your area of focus. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M3701


Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.