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Overview

The Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Psychiatry) will extend the knowledge and understanding of the neuro-scientific basis of psychiatry and expertise in critical appraisal and research design obtained in the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry).

This course is only available to students currently enrolled in the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) who meet the requirements for admission.

Applicants need to have achieved an average mark of at least a 75 per cent in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream specific units of study.

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
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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 requirements check the ‘Admission criteria’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the online application portal. Visit the How to apply page for more information. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page.

Semester 1 - 11 February of the same year.

Semester 2 - 15 July of the same year.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and/or Semester 2 (August)

Applications are made directly to the University via the online application portal. Visit the How to apply page for more information. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page.

This course is not available to international student visa holders or to international students to study offshore. International students in Australia on other visas with study rights may apply. Please see Admission requirements for additional criteria. 

Semester 1 - 31 January of the same year.

Semester 2 - 30 June of the same year.

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and/or Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

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

  • 48 credit points which are credited based on the successful completion of the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry); and
  • 12 credit points of project units of study.

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

You will learn from leading experts how to translate research into clinical practice and develop interdisciplinary clinical and research networks. We promote engaged enquiry and active problem solving, helping you to gain expertise in critical appraisal and research design. 

International student visa holders are required to enrol in the 12 credit point  unit MEDF5301 and complete their project in one semester. Domestic and offshore international students have a choice of this unit or undertaking their project over 2 semesters. Students who are considering this option should contact the Program Director.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

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

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

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

Professional accreditation

This course has been accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists as a formal education course, and is aligned with its new competency-based fellowship program.

Future study options

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the following courses: 

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.

Learn more about our research degrees and research capability.

Short courses and non-award study

We offer a wide range of short professional development courses for health professionals. Many of the courses offered are pre-accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) points, and other courses may be awarded CME points on request to your relevant association or professional body.

Learn more about short courses in medicine

Career pathways

Graduates from this course will be eligible to register as psychiatrists.

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Domestic students

International students

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