Master of Medicine (Psychiatry)

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

The Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of the neuro-scientific basis of psychiatry and expertise in critical appraisal and research design. You will learn how to translate research into clinical practice and develop interdisciplinary clinical and research professional networks.

Facilitated by experts, sessions will be presented in small groups and supported by online learning technology.

The course includes an elective capstone experience in an area of advanced study. You can carry out a research project to support a RANZCP scholarly project, or choose a coursework elective.

It is ideal for trainee or current psychiatrists who wish to upgrade their knowledge or skills. It is accredited as a Formal Education Course (FEC) for psychiatry trainees.

The Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) is run by the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI), an industry leader in the investigation and treatment of diseases of the brain and mind.

For more information, or to register your interest for this course, please visit the Sydney Medical School website.

Course outline

Further course information

Capstone experience

This course includes an elective capstone experience in an area of advanced study. Options include a research project, which may be used to fulfil RANZCP requirements or a range of coursework units.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) is tailor-made for psychiatry trainees.

Course accreditation

This course has been accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists as a Formal Education Course, and is aligned with its new competency-based fellowship program.

Further study

Graduates may be eligible to enrol in the Master Advanced course.

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy 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.

Admission

Admission requirements

You need to hold a medical degree from the University of Sydney (or equivalent) and be currently employed in an accredited training position (or equivalent). Psychiatrists are also eligible to apply.

International students currently working in Australia or New Zealand in an appropriate role and on an appropriate working visa, may apply for admission.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Click the 'Apply Now' icon on the top right hand corner of this page to begin your application. Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the faculty.

International students

How to apply

International students currently working in Australia or New Zealand in an appropriate role and on an appropriate working visa, may apply for admission.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2016, 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 2015 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 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, 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.