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Postgraduate courses in medicine

Clinical education: driven by clinicians, tailored to your needs
Our flexible online postgraduate courses for doctors and health professionals have been developed with leading clinicians, to give you vital and career-enhancing skills and knowledge in your chosen field.

We provide a wide range of cutting-edge postgraduate coursework to enable doctors and health professionals to tailor a study pathway to gain the latest skills and knowledge in their chosen field.

Our world-leading courses have been developed in response to needs identified by senior clinicians and are delivered by experts in their fields, affiliated with some of Australia’s top teaching hospitals.

We deliver our courses through a high-quality online learning system that offers the flexibility needed by doctors and health professionals with busy lives.

Where your postgraduate degree will take you is entirely up to you: you can prepare for college exams, gain specialist skills in your chosen field or broaden your knowledge in your existing area.

Our programs are vocationally-oriented and provide education and training of great depth and breadth, not only in discipline-specific areas but also in research methods, evidence-based medicine, communication and teaching methods.

Most courses are offered at master’s, graduate diploma and graduate certificate levels, and in some cases also at advanced master’s level.

Explore the options below, and open the door to a wide range of medical careers.

Discover postgraduate education in medicine at Sydney Medical School

What can I study?

How will our specialist postgraduate qualifications benefit your career?

Our courses will help you to:

  • gain the most up-to-date expertise in your chosen field
  • learn practical skills that you can apply in patient care
  • broaden your non-technical skills in important areas including critical thinking, clinical communication, research and teaching
  • establish a network of contacts with senior clinicians and peers
  • become a practitioner of evidence-based medicine
  • prepare for college exams.

Our specialist postgraduate courses are designed to cater for busy, working health professionals, enabling you to create an individual pathway to gain the skills and knowledge in your chosen field.

Depending on your specialist area, you may have the opportunity to study our programs at multiple levels – from individual units of study to an advanced master’s degree.

Most courses are delivered through our high quality, online learning system, with some including a short, intensive face-to-face component.

You can choose the study load that suits your needs and can suspend, increase or decrease your load at any time throughout your degree. 

The master’s degree can be completed over a period of up to six years, with most students completing it on a part-time basis over three to four years.

Many of our courses and units of study are endorsed by the relevant professional bodies to assist candidates to meet their professional training requirements and some can be credited towards medical college training requirements. Several units of study are aimed at preparing candidates for medical college examinations.

The course you have chosen and your citizenship and residency status influence your tuition fees, student contribution and the loan schemes available to you. You do not have to pay for your entire course upfront, students are charged per unit of study and invoiced each semester. 

Once you have submitted your enrolment selections you will receive a statement of your fees. These charges include:

  • Tuition fees for the semester
  • Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee 
    Most University of Sydney coursework students are liable for this fee which was introduced by the Australian Government to fund university services and support programs. The SSA fee will be charged on 12 May for Semester 1, and 12 October for Semester 2 and will appear on your Student Financial Statement after these dates.

Find out more about funding your postgraduate education including government loan schemes to cover fees, tax benefits as well as obtaining credit for prior learning.


Graduate stories

Dr Samriti Sood – Breast Oncoplastic and General Surgeon

“As a medical student, and still today, every time I have the opportunity to be in an operating theatre I feel like a bird soaring in the sky. It is an absolute privilege to be a surgeon.”

Staff stories

Dr Adam Hastings – Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Neurophysiologist

"I am with the patient from the moment we start the process until the moment they’re in recovery. It’s a job that’s intellectually and spiritually rewarding, as well as physically demanding."