Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

The University of Auckland

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Program Overview

The goal of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programme is to equip a selected group of academically able students to progress efficiently to PhD training. It is intended for people who aim to fill leadership roles in research and development.


You will learn how to apply in-depth biomedical and biological science knowledge for the improvement of human health through the development of novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.


With these hypothesis-led research endeavours, you can enhance the links with research communities and grow research outputs for the benefit of the region and the country.


AucklandNew Zealand

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 46,752


IELTS: 6.5

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Programme structure

  • 120 points
  • Advanced taught courses from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) Schedule (30 points)
  • Supervised research project (thesis: 90 points)
  • Complete within one year if enrolled full-time or up to two years if enrolled part-time.

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points

Name:Stage VII Course
Type:Elective course Points:15 pts

Name:Stage VII Course
Type:Elective course Points:15 pts

Code:MEDSCI 785A/B
Type:Compulsory core course Points:90 pts

Minimum programme requirements
Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.


Research 120 points
You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science with a major in biomedical sciences (or similar field of study) at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will require a GPE of 6.5 or higher in 75% of your most advanced-level courses.

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.16 per point, estimated at $979.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.


*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.


Domestic students
NZ$8,947.20 – $9,728.40*

International students

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