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Learn more about the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from the Program Director, Associate Professor Leo Davies.

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Overview

This course builds on the knowledge you've gained during the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), allowing high-achieving students to plan and carry out a supervised research project.

In this advanced stream, students complete a research project in an area of specific interest to them and their master's degree. On completion of the advanced project, students will be able to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication.

Students must first complete the requirements of the master's program.  Learn more about the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine).

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSP places are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your admission criteria

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic criteria check the ‘Admission criteria’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Not available to student visa holders or to offshore international students. International students in Australia on other visas with study rights may apply.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

The Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) (Advanced) requires the completion of 60 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points of study required for the masters
  • 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students complete a research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. Students will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication.

If you are interested in this option it is recommended that you complete PUBH5018 as one of your master's elective units.

Explore the Medicine and Health Postgraduate Handbook to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree:

Units of study

Course options

Study internal medicine at different levels to suit your professional and personal needs. The programs are embedded, allowing you to step from one course to the next at your own pace.

 

Admission criteria

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Internal Medicine) requires:

  • completion of the requirements for the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • an average mark of at least 75 percent in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream units of study
  • any other requirements as stated by the faculty at the time of application.

The academic criteria that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually and may be changed without notice. 

Future study options

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

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.

The school is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine.

Sydney Medical School provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Our research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the federal and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Domestic students

International students

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