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Breadth

Breadth is one of the most exciting aspects of the University's New Generation degrees, allowing you to choose 25 per cent of your subjects from other areas than the ones that make up the core disciplines of your degree.

Why study breadth?

By studying subjects beyond your core disciplines, you have the chance to develop different skills, expand your knowledge, learn complementary ways of thinking about issues and problems, and challenge your perceptions.

Breadth is an opportunity to:

  • learn about something you're interested in from outside the core disciplines of your degree
  • challenge the ways you approach and view the world
  • meet and share learning experiences with students from other parts of the University
  • expand your knowledge beyond your core disciplines
  • extend skills you already have or learn new skills
  • prepare for graduate pathways or career entry

View the breadth subjects available for the Bachelor of Biomedicine.

Breadth Requirements:

  • Up to 75 points (25% - six subjects) of a New Generation degree can consist of breadth studies.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 50 points (four subjects) of breadth study, the remaining 25 points can be taken from either breadth or core studies**.
  • Students can complete a maximum of 37.5 points of breadth study at level 1.

** Choice of how to use the 'free' 25 points should be unrestrained. Students should be permitted to use this component how they choose.

View the Breadth Studies brochure for more information.

Breadth Study Available for BBiomed Students:

  • University Breadth Subjects;
  • Non Core subjects taken as breadth;
  • English as a Second Language subjects;
  • Subjects offered in the core of the BA, with the exception of some Psychology subjects and those Geography subjects that are offered in the core of the BSc; Six Psychology subjects have been specifically designated as breadth for BBiomedicine - Personality & Social Psychology, Advanced Personality & Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personal & Social Development, Applied Psychology, and Social-Cultural Dynamics;
  • Subjects offered in the core of the BEnvs, with the exception of subjects contributing to the Science and Engineering Systems majors, and their prerequisite subjects;
  • Subjects in the BMus designated as available breadth subjects;
  • Subjects offered in the core of the BCom, with the exception of Quantitative Methods subjects, and Financial Mathematics subjects;
  • Some subjects designed specifically as breadth for BSc students that contrast with all core offerings in the BSc, in categories such as Communication in the Sciences; and
  • The suite of subjects offered by the Department of Information Systems focusing on implementing ICT in organisations.

Subjects in the following areas cannot contribute to the breadth component of the BBiomedicine:

  • Subjects in any area of study that contribute to the core of the BBiomedicine and BSc and their major studies, including the natural sciences, behavioural sciences, mathematics, statistics, technology and Engineering Systems, whether an individual subject is offered in the core or not; and
  • Psychology, Commerce, Environments and Engineering Systems subject exclusions set out above.

View the breadth subjects available for the Bachelor of Biomedicine.

View the Breadth Studies brochure.

Read more about breadth sequences and clusters.