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Postgraduate medicine and health courses

Advance your career with a postgraduate degree
Our courses are taught by experts in their field and will give you the skills and knowledge to work at a high level in the healthcare industry.

After completing your bachelor’s or honours degree you may wish to pursue further studies to help you advance your career or choose a new career path. There are several different postgraduate coursework options you can elect to undertake, from short courses, graduate diplomas and certificates to a master’s degree. 

Our degrees by coursework include options in pharmacy, dentistry, public health, surgery, several medical and nursing specialties, as well as many areas of health sciences. Each degree will give you greater understanding and exposure to your chosen field with research, practical and clinical components, helping you to become a more advanced healthcare practitioner.

Whether you're a current undergraduate student, planning a career change into health or you're already working in a health field and looking to advance, we have a program to suit your professional and personal aspirations.

Postgraduate course options

Our graduate entry dental program will allow you to have a rewarding career as a dentist, and provides eligibility for registration with the Dental Board of Australia. Find out more: 

We also offer a range of postgraduate dental courses, qualifying graduates with either a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry, a graduate diploma, or a graduate certificate. The following courses require a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (or its equivalent), for entry.

Pursue a career in allied health with our wide-range of graduate entry master's programs. Students with an undergraduate degree from any discipline can apply, but some pre-requisites may apply. Find out more: 

We also offer a postgraduate program to qualified diagnostic radiographers to advance their skills and extend their knowledge and experience. Choose to specialise in: CT, MRI, hybrid imaging, radiographic image interpretation, breast imaging or research. Find out more: 

Our graduate entry medicine program is an excellent training platform on which to build a career as a doctor. Our graduates provide professional, diligent and ethical care to the community. Find out more:

We also provide a wide range of cutting-edge postgraduate coursework to enable practising clinicians to tailor a study pathway and gain the latest skills and knowledge in their chosen field. Many of these courses are offered at a range of levels including: individual units of study, professional certificate, graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master's level. All of these courses require a Doctor of Medicine degree (or equivalent), for entry.

Find out more about postgraduate study for doctors.

Some medicine programs are also available to other healthcare professionals and students who have a background in science. Find out more below: 

Our intensive two-year master's program allows students from all tertiary backgrounds to graduate with a professional qualification in nursing. Find out more:

We also offer specialist postgraduate nursing degrees to registered nurses who want to solidify the theoretical foundations of their practice.

Find out more about postgraduate study for nurses.

Fast track your career to becoming a qualified pharmacist with our two-year intensive master's program. This course is designed for graduates from all disciplines, but some pre-requisites do apply. Find out more:

We also offer specialist postgraduate courses to qualified pharmacists who may wish to expand their knowledge in the field. 

We offer postgraduate public health courses to students from both health and non-health backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of public health. Most of our programs are offered at the graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master's level. Find out more: 


Some specialist master’s degrees in health are offered in conjunction with other faculties at the University. Find out more:

Faculty of Science 
The University of Sydney Law School 
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences