Bachelor of Medical Science / Master of Diagnostic Pathology

Are you looking for a unique health science degree that gives you practical, theoretical and industry related skills? The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Canberra (UC) have collaborated to present a degree that will allow ANU Medical Science students to pursue further qualifications in diagnostic pathology.

This arrangement exclusively combines the Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) at ANU with the Masters of Diagnostic Pathology at UC. The Master degree builds on the basic biomedical science you will learn in the BMedSci to provide an industry-centred professional qualification, including a work placement.

This pathway gives you two outstanding qualifications for less time and less money through cross credit arrangements that make it possible for you to study Diagnostic Pathology courses in your final semester of the BMedSci.

Other benefits include a vibrant student experience across two campuses; increased networking opportunities; access to some of the best science facilities in Australia, work placement opportunities and the advantage of a professional qualification. For an innovative and exclusive chance to study and qualify in health science, choose a double degree in medical science and domestic pathology.

For more information on the Master of Diagnostic pathology visit the University of Canberra website.

Program duration

The full program can be completed within 4.5 years.


Entry to the Bachelor of Medical Science requires Chemistry to Year 12 or the completion of the chemistry bridging course.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Medical Science program at ANU requires an ATAR (or equivalent) of 90 and the completion of Chemistry to Year 12 or completion of the chemistry bridging course. After 2 years of full-time study at ANU, you will need to apply through UAC for mid-year entry into the UC Master of Diagnostic Pathology.