Biomedical Science is designed for very able students with an interest in emerging areas of medical science and its applications to improve human and animal health. It is currently the most rapidly developing area in basic biological science. The University of Auckland is acknowledged as a centre of excellence in this field, reflecting the high quality of biomedical research carried out between the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science. The Biomedical Science programme is co-taught between the two faculties, with lectures split between the City and Grafton campuses.
During the first three years, students enrol in courses towards a BSc - Biomedical Science, which will deliver rigorous scientific training in a range of disciplines and provide a strong foundation for a number of professional careers. They will also give a unique insight into the principles underlying an important area of modern biological research. Foundation teaching for Biomedical Science will be covered in the first two years of the programme. Up to 60 students will be selected for a provisional place in the Honours programme at the end of their second year, based on academic merit. These students complete the third year of the BSc - Biomedical Science and must maintain a good GPA. At the end of the third year, selected students should apply online for admission to the Honours programme. Students who are not selected for Honours may also complete the third year and graduate BSc -Biomedical Science. Alternatively they may complete a BSc in Biological Science, Pharmacology or Physiology. A pathway to Doctorate is available to these students through the Master of Science or the BSc(Hons) subject to meeting the academic requirements for entry.
BSc - Biomedical Science degrees can be completed in areas such as cancer biology and therapeutics, molecular biology, cardio, genetics and development, microbiology, immunology, neurobiology, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology or reproduction, enabling students to take advantage of an extended range of options. Graduates of the Biomedical Science programme will have an internationally accepted qualification, excellent research skills and the knowledge to work within some of the world's most rapidly advancing scientific fields.
Students who started this programme prior to 2010
will need to complete under the current regulations. Please contact the Science Student Centre to ensure that you are enrolled in the correct courses to complete.