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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with Honours (BBiomedSc(Hons)) at UOW

What is the BBiomedSc Honours programme?

The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with Honours (BBiomedSc (Hons)) is a separate one-year research orientated postgraduate degree completed after the BBiomedSc undergraduate course (or equivalent). Being situated next to the regional hospital the programme focuses on translational medicine and many of the supervisors are clinicians at the hospital – offering you a unique opportunity to partake in hands on clinical research with real patients.

Why do BBiomedSc (Hons)?

It is an excellent stepping stone to a career in research, diagnostics or biotechnology, or to Masters or PhD study in a wide range of biomedical sciences. With an Hons degree you can proceed directly to PhD study.

What do you do in the BBiomedSc (Hons)?

The BBiomedSc (Hons) comprises a significant research component (about eight month’s hands-on research project) and presentation of a thesis. You will also undertake a theory component which will include taught workshops on research methods, ethics and statistics.

Projects on offer in 2019

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We have a number of translational and clinical projects available for 2019.

For more information about these projects, please contact Dr Sara Filoche (

How do you get into the BBiomedSc (Hons)?

The BBiomedSc (Hons) is offered through the University of Otago, Wellington to students who have completed an approved degree, such as a BSc or BBiomedSc in a related field from the University of Otago, or an approved degree from another University.

Minimum B+ average for 300-level year papers.

Entry is by approval of the Board of Studies. For more information see:

We recommend you contact the course convenor and places on this course are limited.