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Medicine, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #442 (QS) ,
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is the second of two sequential degrees at Bond University that must be completed in order to be eligible to practise medicine. This program is not available as a standalone program. All students must complete the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) at Bond University to progress into the MD.


  • All students must complete both the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand. Both degrees are awarded at the completion of Year 5.
  • The Doctor of Medicine is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to safely and effectively practise medicine in today’s complex healthcare environment.
  • The program is distinguished by its strong educational focus on case-based learning, evidence-based medicine and integrated clinical practice. Due to small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment. 
This program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa to undertake this program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Students benefit from a variety of teaching and learning systems, including case-based small group tutorials, problem-based learning, practical classes, clinical skills and laboratory training, self-directed learning, web-based and e-learning, interactive seminars and lectures. This contemporary approach to medical education ensures that learning relates directly to patient care and prepares graduates to assume a high level of responsibility.
  • The Doctor of Medicine comprises 6 semesters of study delivered over 2 years. (It is preceded by the Bachelor of Medical Studies, comprised of 8 semesters delivered over 2 years and 8 months). 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 087933B 

An applicant who has completed a bachelor degree.

  • Psychometric Test - This test will incur a fee, to be paid by the applicant direct to the test provider.
  • Interview -  Interviews will be held in person at Bond University on the Gold Coast, where their general suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course will be examined in a structured multi mini interview (MMI).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28940 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28940 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28940 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28940 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  •  per semester, over 14 semesters

Living costs for Gold Coast

  • 1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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