Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours

University of Otago

Subject area

General Medicine



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours (BMedSc(Hons)) degree is available for medical students who may apply to take this research degree after satisfactorily completing three or more years of the medical degree (MB ChB). Most students elect to take the BMedSc(Hons) year after the third year of the medical degree but a few do so after the fifth year, prior to the trainee intern year.This in-depth study stands graduates in good stead for a future career involving research or academic medicine.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Completion of the third year course for the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$10,113 $10,113
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$26,839 $26,839
Total $36,952 $36,952

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $74,754
Earnings range $52,723 - $127,712
In employment 65%
In further study 29%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

The Brian Hardy Memorial Scholarship

Provided by:

University of Otago - Scholarship Administrator




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Russell Church Memorial Prize

Provided by:

Otago University Rugby Football Club - General Enquiries


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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 808 098
Phone: (03) 479 1100
Fax: (03) 474 1607

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Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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