Biomedical science study at UQ will set you on the road to a career in modern healthcare
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Biomedical science study at UQ will set you on the road to a career in modern healthcare

It’s an exciting time to study biomedical science at The University of Queensland in Australia, with greater flexibility and more choice than ever before.

Biomedical scientists provide the foundation of modern healthcare.

Working with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, biomedical specialists diagnose disease, evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, and research causes and cures for disease.

Biomedical science graduates have excellent career prospects in management, research, education and specialised laboratory work, including:

  • academia and research in universities, research institutes and hospitals internationally;
  • technical and scientific roles in research projects; and
  • biotechnology company roles.

UQ is an acknowledged leader in biomedical sciences in Australia and is one of the world’s top 50 universities in a variety of global university performance rankings.

The high quality of its programs is also matched by world-class facilities, friendly and helpful lecturers with well-deserved global reputations, and an overall culture of excellence. The University has a large international student population, has welcomed international students for many years, and has well-developed support systems.

According to QS World University rankings, UQ is ranked #26 internationally for pharmacology and #32nd in the world for life sciences and medical degrees.

UQ has five star rankings for excellence in research, teaching, internationalisation, specialist criteria, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness in the QS rankings.


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Just ask some of UQ’s students and recent graduates who have developed theoretical and hands-on skills to prepare them for exciting careers in an industry that’s making incredible advances in modern medical science.

    • Medical researcher with the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation Georgia Richards, a UQ biomedical science graduate, who recently won a national Australian award, is on the way to helping the estimated one in five people who suffer chronic pain. “My honours year at UQ has completely shaped my future career,” she said.
    • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) graduate Dr Michael Wimberley also loved studying at UQ. “The knowledge and teaching I gained from my Bachelor of Science was the perfect foundation for my future medical studies,” he said. “I chose to study at UQ because of its reputation as a fantastic university with world-class science and research programs.”
    • Dr Faith Brennan, who studied a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science, and subsequently completed an honours program and PhD at UQ, aims to become a leader in spinal cord injury research, and ultimately discover a cure for this condition; and
    • PhD student in biomedical science, Lachlan Harris, is investigating what leads to debilitating genetic disorders that cause brains to develop unusually.

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From this year, UQ’s program offerings are greater than ever. In addition to UQ’s flagship three-year Bachelor of Science program (majoring in Biomedical Science) UQ now offers two new ways to study biomedical science:

The University is also offering a new four-year dual program combination, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Science, allowing students to combine the versatility and breadth of a science degree, with the in-depth knowledge of a biomedical science degree.

Learn more about the new program offerings here.

Information about application procedures can be found at:

More information about UQ for international students, including the study environment, links to estimated living costs, refund policies, support services, information for students with families, and your legal rights as an international student can be found at:

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