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NZD 33550

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36 months


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Program Overview

This degree helps prepare innovative health sector leaders who can contribute to change in systems and practices to support equitable outcomes for individuals and their communities.

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences investigates the biological basis of human health and disease to improve healthcare outcomes.

Why study Biomedical Sciences?

Biomedical Sciences involves the study of the body's function; understanding the science behind medicine and exploring how our bodies work and what causes diseases, with the goal of improving healthcare outcomes.  

The Biomedical Sciences major in the Bachelor of Health is underpinned by the following six core concepts that are the BHealth’s point of difference:

  • M?ori and indigenous perspectives and practices;
  • Holistic understandings of hauora, health and wellbeing;
  • Community collaboration and engagement;
  • Analytical and communication skills;
  • Clear links to regional/rural health, social justice and equity, and critical perspectives;
  • Competencies desired in the practices of health professionals, as identified through consultation with key stakeholders and industry.

The Biomedical Sciences major in the Bachelor of Science will gear you up for a career in research - at the cutting edge of medical breakthroughs and discoveries.

By understanding diseases, treatments and human biology, graduates will play a role in things such as drug discovery, drug trials and designing new drugs.  Graduates will also be at the cutting edge of finding solutions and the development of medical machinery such as bio printable devices that lead the way for medical advancement.  Graduates are well placed to continue on to a graduate medical degree.

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Additional Information

Program Level 3-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 7 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Program Intake


Jul 2024


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
      • English 60%

    6 IELTS Score
    80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    50 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    20000 Per year

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    The University of Waikato and our partners offer a range of scholarships and awards to assist students with fees and living expenses, and to support academic and research excellence. To search our database to find a scholarship or award that is right for you, use the filters on this page. If you are new to study here and unable to find a suitable scholarship, please contact us and outline your situation (e.g., transferring from another university).

    Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for India

    Value: Up to NZD$15,000 towards tuition fees

    Study Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught), Postgraduate (Research)

    Subject Area: Any

    Closing Date: Applications for 2024 can be submitted at any time


    This Scholarship is intended to support talented international students from India who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$15,000, and will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate excellent academic achievement.

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