In the Medicine/Arts degree, students complete an Arts degree in combination with the Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine degree over an eight-year period. This requires the students to take leave from the Medicine program to complete Arts subjects. Generally this leave is taken between the phases of the Medicine program. The Arts degree allows you to pursue a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including languages, arts, history, philosophy and business. In whichever area you choose to study, you will develop transferable skills and in-depth knowledge, and gain the tools to think critically, communicate effectively and conduct research independently.