The School is a major contributor to courses at all undergraduate levels in the following degree programs at the University of Adelaide:
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
- Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology)
- Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)
Follow these links to find out more about the structure and course content of these degree programs.
The School of Molecular & Biomedical Science offer a wide range of undergraduate courses. The links below will launch a new window, to return to this page just close the window.
Many of our students from undergraduate science programs have continued onto to further study, with most choosing to undertake a B.Sc. (Honours) Program.
The Honours Program involves a major research project, as well as course work and seminars. This program provides you with training in an area of specialisation and will enable you to experience scientific research first hand! The breadth of the training provides a suitable platform for entry into postgraduate work in most areas of biological research, medical and agricultural research and biotechnology.
Honours graduates from the discipline areas within the School have traditionally had little difficulty in finding career placements. Many of our graduates now hold key positions locally, nationally and overseas in universities, research institutions and companies. Employers both within and outside the scientific field value the analytical and technical skills acquired in the Honours year. Thus it is important to realise that an Honours degree has broader significance than simply being a path to a PhD.
If the prospect of becoming an independent research scientist is your goal, then an Honours qualification allows you to directly enrol in a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or more usually, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program. These programs provide you the opportunity to carry out an original research project and explore in detail an area of Molecular and Biomedical Science that fascinates you! A Master of Science will usually take you two years of study and a Doctorate usually takes 3 years.
As well as the Honours Program, students have enrolled in the Graduate programs such as the Graduate Diploma in Education. This is a one year, full time program for graduates who wish to train as secondary school teachers or to work with adult learners. Some graduates undertake further studies in business, engineering and postgraduate medicine courses, such as that offered by Flinders University.