Bachelor of Biomedicine / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

About Bachelor of Biomedicine / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

In today's world, there is a focus on Health and professionals with expertise in biotechnology and law are sought after. This exciting program combines both biotechnology and law enabling you to graduate with two degrees and work in either sector. There is a need to supply start-up services in biomedicine/biotechnology areas that can be staffed and supported by intelligent and informed professionals who can cater to the needs of these expanding sectors.

The School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy provide expertise in the health and medical science content regarding the pharmaceutical, therapeutics goods and medical technology industries. The well-known and highly regarded School of Law will develop your skills and understanding in Contract Law, Health Law and Intellectual Property Law so that you can make a meaningful contribution in this sector. Knowledge in Intellectual property law can help to navigate commercialisation and is covered within the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB) program. There is great synergy, potential and demand for collaboration between these programs for the purposes of changes in policy and regulatory affairs.

What you will study

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Biomedicine/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) students are required to complete 400 units as follows:

  • 160 units of Core Biomedical Science courses
  • 160 units of Core Law courses
  • 80 units of Law Directed courses

Students will study core courses in biomedical science that provide advanced theoretical knowledge in:

  • Anatomy
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Immunology and microbiology
  • Medical biochemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

You will learn and develop skills by studying courses in various aspects of law including:

  • Torts Law
  • Property
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Evidence
  • Equity and trusts
  • Administrative law
  • Property law
  • Contract law

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

  • 2022 Program Plan - for students commencing in Semester 1 2022 189.9 KB

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Entry Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Biomedicine/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) may be considered on the basis of:

  • NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;or
  • Completed or partly completed higher education studies;
  • TAFE qualifications;
  • Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);
  • A University approved special admission adjustment factor scheme:
    • Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and
    • Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme
  • A University approved special admission scheme:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;
    • Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;
    • Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and
    • Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

English Program Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.

English Requirements

  • Min IELTS: 7


Graduates of the combined program will have a wide variety of vocational pathways in expanding sectors, which require an in depth understanding of scientific, biotechnology and legal principles, in a commercial and regulatory context.

With 89.2% of our undergraduate law graduates and 84% of our undergraduate science and mathematics graduates securing full-time employment within four months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-2021), this combined program offers strong career outcomes. See below for career outcomes.


  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • IP lawyer and policy influencer
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • In-house legal counsel for a biomedical/vaccination/biotech/medical tech corporation
  • Law Clerk/Paralegal
  • Legal Aid Lawyer
  • Political Advisor
  • Public policy advisor

Biomedical industries:

  • Pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries
  • Commercialisation/entrepreneurship
  • Research and academia
  • Medicine and allied health
  • Secondary education
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Course Summary

Study level



Health and Medicine




5 years

Study mode

On Campus


A$60,804 per year
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