Overview

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.

Program Code

3856

UAC Code

428000

CRICOS Code

079181D

Total units of credit (UOC)

372

Campus

Kensington

Why choose this degree?

The UNSW Medicine/Arts degree allows students to develop skills across various disciplines and interest areas. Medicine at UNSW is an innovative integrated outcomes-based program. Students are exposed to clinical teaching and patients from year one, and there is a strong emphasis on collaborative learning. The independent learning project gives graduates in-depth exposure to research and critical analysis.

Who should choose this degree?

Committed students with a strong desire to practise in medicine underpinned by an understanding of research, those who demonstrate personal attributes such as empathy and reflection, and those with well-developed communication skills and who work well in teams.

Majors

  • Art History and Theory
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Asian Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

Medical practitioners in hospitals and private practices. With further study and experience, graduates may specialise in an area of medicine, such as general practice, paediatrics, cardiology, oncology, general surgery, orthopaedics, pathology, radiology, or psychiatry. There are also opportunities in medical research, health policy and medical education.

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

After completing formal program requirements for the award of the BMed MD degrees, you will be provisionally registered by the Medical Board of Australia to work for at least one year in selected hospitals before obtaining final registration as a medical practitioner. International graduates are not guaranteed an internship and should check with state health departments to confirm internship availability. Although the UNSW Medicine degree is recognised internationally, many countries require foreign graduates to sit a licensing examination to ensure the doctor understands local health problems and health care systems prior to practising.

Assumed Knowledge

English (Standard); English as a Second Language and Fundamentals of English are not considered suitable preparation

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

ATAR + UMAT + Interview

This degree is open only to students who have been accepted for entry into UNSW Medicine.

Additional selection criteria

All applicants must complete an external test (domestic students: UMAT; international students: ISAT) and also complete an interview. Please see here for more info on applying to Medicine.

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

Please see this degree's Additional Selection Criteria and ensure you also complete these requirements.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Annual Tuition Fee

$10,958*

Commonwealth Supported Place - Student Contribution Bands apply for this dual award degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

Other information

You may be eligible to enrol in a separate year Honours program. Find out more.

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