The Postgraduate Research degrees at Sydney Medical School, Northern, include:

In Postgraduate Research degrees, students undertake a supervised research project leading to the production of a thesis. There are seven (7) research disciplines or units at Northern, namely:
General Practice | Kolling Institute of Medical Research | Medicine | Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology | Physiology | Psychiatry | Surgery

For detailed information about postgraduate degrees at Sydney Medical School, please click here to go to the faculty website. If you have any questions about any of these degrees, please contact the .

Find a researcher / supervisor
Application for admission to a research degree must include an Agreement of Supervisor form, so it is essential to find a supervisor and a project before you submit your application.

Postgraduate Coursework Degrees

Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate are the levels of postgraduate coursework study available at Sydney Medical School.
Please click here to explore the faculty website for detailed information about applying for a postgraduate coursework degree.

At Northern, the above degrees are run by the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI), a division of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research as part of their Graduate Studies Program. The teaching program at PMRI not only includes a multidisciplinary postgraduate degree program in pain management, there are an annual Short Course in pain management and other continuing education resources and training for clinicians interested in developing knowledge and skills in pain management. Following the core curriculum of the International Association for the Study of Pain, subjects have been designed to update and expand knowledge in the basic sciences, concepts and procedures of pain assessment and management in a variety of human settings.

The Discipline of Genetic Medicine at Sydney Medical School offers a new postgraduate course in Genetic Counselling. The program aims to provide students with current advanced knowledge of medical genetics and genomics; community genetics and genomics; clinical practice and genetic counselling skills; ethical, legal and social issues of genetic medicine; and research training and skills. Negotiations are underway for interstate and international students to be able to choose to complete Semester 4 within their home state/country and clinical context under joint supervision. The Master program has reciprocity agreements with other countries facilitating links to international training programs. International exchange for clinical placement is encouraged.

The Discipline of Surgery's research and teaching expertise lies across a variety of surgical specialities including cardiovascular, cardiothoracic, colorectal, ENT, gastrointestinal, laparascopic, neurosurgery, onocology, orthopaedics, otorhinolaryngology, paediatrics, plastic & reconstructive, transplant, urology, vascular and endocrine surgery.

Both the Master and Graduate Diploma of Surgery are made up of core units of study, which aim to offer clinicians the opportunity to learn the principles of applying the best available research evidence to surgical patient care and a range of further elective units of study. The Master of Surgery also requires students to submit a research dissertation on their speciality.

The Doctor of Clinical Surgery is a post doctorate degree that combines surgical studies and training with research and prepares the candidate to become a surgeon.