The University of New South Wales (UNSW) medical degree is a combined undergraduate and postgraduate degree completed sequentially, with the Doctor of Medicine undertaken immediately after the Bachelor of Medical Studies degree. 

 

Scroll down to see the available entry paths to the University of New South Wales medical degree

 

 

Available paths 

 

There are 3 possible paths to medicine at the University of New South Wales:

Path 1: Direct entry for school leavers, 

Path 2: Bachelors, Masters and PhD degree (any degree, any university) complete or incomplete

The University of New South Wales accepts applications from students who have undertaken further university studies - Bachelors, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy and notably, this also includes applications from students who have partially completed degrees. 

Path 3: Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

Students undertaking the Medical Science degree can apply to undertake the UNSW medical degree. 

 

 

How selection works

 

The selection criteria for UNSW comprises a 2 stage process (like most other universities). Selection takes place prior to the Bachelor of Medical Studies degree and there is no separate or additional selection process required to progress from this degree to the Doctor of Medicine degree. 

Stage 1:  All applicants (regardless of whether you have undertaken a tertiary degree) are required to sit the UCAT/ISAT. Ranking for selection for an offer of interview is based on UCAT/ISAT and academic merit. Academic merit is based either on

  • your ATAR if you are direct entry applicant,

  • your combined tertiary studies and ATAR (50/50%) if you have completed more than 1 year tertiary studies (if less then only your ATAR is taken into consideration) if you have a previous complete or incomplete degree, or

  • your weighted average mark to the end of 2nd year if you are a lateral entrant from the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) degree at UNSW.

Applicants with a previous complete or incomplete degree should contact the Qualification Assessment Service at UAC to determine if you are eligible to apply and determine if your marks are sufficient to meet the ATAR requirements (of 96 and 91 (rural)).

Stage 2: Students are selected for UNSW medicine based on their interview, UCAT/ISAT score, academic merit (ranked) as well as their rural rating (if applicable). Selection is based on the highest ranked applicants. UNSW do not indicate the relative weighting of these selection criteria components but do state that ranking is based on the highest rank of all measures - meaning that the scores are not averaged and therefore a high result in one assessment will not compensate for a low result in another.  

 
 
 
 

 

An important qualification

 

Study Medicine information has been compiled from Australian university information sources and therefore is a guide. Authoritative information is provided by the university only. Make sure you obtain information directly from the university before making any decisions. 

The above information is intended to help you understand the University of New South Wales medical degree and the available paths to gain entry. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with the University of New South Wales.