Information for prospective students

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Course Overview

The program is offered as either a coursework-only master's degree or as a double degree with the coursework-only master's degree followed by a research master's degree.

To qualify for the coursework only degrees, students must complete coursework and clinical or laboratory assignments equivalent to 36 credit points (cp) to qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs and Sexual Health or 48 credit points to qualify for the Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health in one of the following streams:

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Counselling
  • Laboratory
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
Course Credit
points for award
Duration full-time Duration part-time
GradDipHSSH 36 1 year 1.5 to 3 years
MHSSH 48 1 year 1.5 to 6 years
MHSSH/MPhil 48 + research thesis (48) 2 years as per individual resolutions

Master of HIV, STIs & Sexual Health (Coursework)

Master of HIV, STIs & Sexual Health (Coursework and Research)

Graduate Diploma in HIV, STIs & Sexual Health (Coursework)

Master of Philosophy (Medicine)

Postgraduate Non-award Courses

Medical Student Electives

We welcome enquiries from medical students who would like to spend some time with us.

Please note that this must be arranged well in advance, and Sydney Medical School normally charges students a fee. Please visit the Sydney Medical School's website for further information.

Prospective elective medical students need to contact the Elective Officer based at the Western Clinical school to arrange this.

Becoming a Sexual Health Physician in Australia

Please download this flow chart – becoming a sexual health physician in Australia - PDF

Postgraduate Scholarships

Australian Awards Scholarships

People from outside of Australia, and from certain low income countries, can apply for scholarships through the Australian Awards Scholarships Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Details can be found at Australian Awards Scholarships Program. Please note that applications generally close during April of the year prior to your intended study. Applicants apply through the DFAT representative office in their own country.

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA)

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA) are offered to postgraduate research students undertaking a higher degree by research at the University of Sydney. Details can be found here.

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) PhD Fund

SSEAC PhD fund information can be found here.