Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

*Note this course will be unavailable for enrollment in 2014 and 2015, or until further notice.
The Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and Master of Philosophy double degree is a coursework master’s degree combined with a master’s degree in research. You will enrol part-time in both coursework study and research study at the same time to complete this double degree as a full-time student over two years. The Master of Philosophy is completed under the guidance of a supervisor.

The double degree is available only to international students. Local students may enrol part-time in the two single degrees simultaneously, or they may enrol in the two degrees sequentially. In the latter instance, local students will complete both degrees part-time over four years.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan


Students complete coursework and clinical or laboratory assignments equivalent to 48 credit points plus a supervised research project leading to a master's thesis to qualify for the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy double degree.
The coursework and clinical or laboratory assignments are undertaken over two years. You will attend lectures and tutorials and undertake field visits to laboratory and clinical areas. Lectures and tutorials are held on two evenings per week and some Saturdays. Assessment is by written examination, oral presentations, written assignments and placement reports. International students will complete the research project and submit the master's thesis during the same period.

Further course information

Progression rules

Students will undertake the coursework study concurrently with the research component of this double degree.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The course aims to improve students' knowledge of recent developments in reproductive health sciences, reproductive medicine and human genetics and to help them to acquire new skills for clinical practice, further their education in research methodology and in critical appraisal of relevant literature. This course prepares students for higher level managerial roles and provides research training to undertake a doctoral degree.

Further study

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology.

Sydney Medical School is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine.
It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney Medical School's research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Other study options

Sydney Medical School offers a wide range of short professional development courses for health professionals through its clinical schools, disciplines and associated research institutes.

Many of the courses offered are pre-accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) points, and other courses may be awarded CME points on request to your relevant association or professional body. For further information and a list of courses available please see the Sydney Medical School website http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/future-students/courses/short-courses.php

Admission

Admission requirements

This double degree is only available to international students and places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

Local applicants should apply for admission to KC078 Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and KC083 Master of Philosophy.

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy will:
(a) have submitted a research topic of interest for advanced study and research;
(b) provide evidence of contact with a registered supervisor at Sydney Medical School willing to support their research; and
(b) hold a bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(c) hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and have gained a minimum of 12 months research or work experience in the field; or have passed a preliminary examination(s) as prescribed by the faculty; or have achieved at least a credit in the highest course available in the subject or subjects relevant to the proposed research topic of interest for advanced study and research.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

This course is currently not open for new enrollments in 2014 and 2015.

Students can still apply for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

International students

How to apply

This course is currently not open for new enrollments in 2014 and 2015.

Students can still apply for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.