Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery / Bachelor of Arts

Advanced skills and knowledge are needed to be able to work effectively in medicine and surgery today. Just as importantly, you need a passion for your profession, a love of learning, and a highly professional approach to your work. The University of Western Sydney’s Medical Programs give you just that. Based on an innovative curriculum that is tailored to the Western Sydney context, it combines problem-based learning and intensive clinical practice with leading theory and research.

As a first and second year student, you will be set a problem each week, and the lectures, resources, clinical practice and research for that week will focus on the learning that this problem creates or poses. From third to fifth year, you will rotate through clinical placements across Greater Western Sydney and rural NSW, ensuring the utmost competence and confidence in your future career.

Additionally, in the first two years of the course, you will study at the Campbelltown campus of the University and a clinical school either at Campbelltown/Camden or Blacktown/Mt Druitt. In the later years, you may be required to spend one or more clinical rotations outside the Sydney metropolitan area, such as Lismore and Bathurst, and will also be rotated to a substantial number of different locations within Sydney. What’s more, you will be studying at one of Australia’s newest medical research and education facilities. You will be stimulated, challenged and inspired, and have access to the most modern classroom and laboratory facilities, simulated learning spaces, problem-based learning rooms, anatomy laboratories and computer labs, as well as a three-floor specialist building dedicated to basic and applied medical research.

By combining your Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery with a Bachelor of Arts, you will be a part of one of Australia's leading schools for the study of the humanities, bringing together scholars in the humanities and communication arts with broad teaching and research interests, including anthropology, art history, film, media and visual cultures, history, literature and philosophy. For more information on the Arts degree, refer to the Bachelor of Arts course information.


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Delivery Mode On campus

The Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery/ Bachelor of Arts is not available for International Application.

Location Campbelltown and Bankstown or Parramatta or Penrith campus, depending on Arts major selected
Duration 6 - 7 Years Full Time
Course Code 725510 [Campbelltown]
Entrance Rank Not Applicable
Fee Information Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Practical Experience/Internship/Clinical

Students in third to fifth years will be rotating through clinical placements across the whole of Greater Western Sydney and also rural NSW. An internship of one year is a requirement of registration in Australia. Internships are organised by the NSW Institute of Medical Education and Training, or similar bodies in other States.

Entry Requirements and How to Apply

For all information about applying to the MBBS and access to application forms, please visit the School of Medicine pages.

A Career in Medicine and Surgery

As a graduate of the Medical Program, you will be more than just highly skilled – you will be ready for your internship and training in a specialty. You will be able to choose from a range of career options, including:

  • medical practice (either general or specialised) – the MBBS prepares students to become practising doctors within Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries in the world. To practise in Australia or New Zealand, you must complete a year’s approved internship to be eligible for general registration. To then practise independently you must complete additional specialist training. The training required varies with the specialty chosen and can take from three to six years
  • medical administration
  • medical research – UWS offers you the chance to acquire a separate research qualification (Bachelor of Medical Research), by adding another year to the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. You may also pursue a research career part-way through specialty training (after your Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery) by applying to complete a PhD or Doctor of Medicine 
  • medical teaching – medical teaching careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising doctors also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of medical students, the training of resident medical officers, or the training of registrars.

Do you need more information?

For information on the application process, please refer to the School of Medicine web pages. It is important that you understand the process as there is criteria in addition to the UAC Application that you must meet to be considered.

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If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).