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Overview

This course builds on the knowledge you've gained during the Master of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health), 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 Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health).

Subject areas

There is an option to choose one of four distinct pathways listed below. Compulsory and stream specific units of study provide students with foundational competence in these areas, while a wide range of electives creates the opportunity for students to further explore areas of interest.

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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

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. 

This course is also available to study via Distance Education. NB Distance Education students will be required to attend exams and compulsory face to face teaching sessions in Sydney for some units of study.

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. 

Available to student visa holders and other eligible international students. Also available to study via Distance. NB Distance Education students will be required to attend exams and compulsory face to face teaching sessions in Sydney for some units of study.

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 Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Sexual and Reproductive Health) requires the 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 Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health); and
  • 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students complete a research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their Masters 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.

Students will have opportunities to:

  • Develop high levels of knowledge and appropriate skills in dealing with the psychosocial contexts, effective prevention strategies and management techniques for HIV, STIs, Sexual and Reproductive Health issues;
  • Learn to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams on the practical challenges faced by professionals working in these areas;
  • Acquire skills recognised as essential components of the professional training in HIV and STIs,  sexology/sexual health counselling/psychosexual therapy and reproductive health and fertility and
  • Learn to critically evaluate relevant research and contribute to the growing body of evidence-based, effective interventions.

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.

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

Units of Study

Admission criteria

Admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Sexual and Reproductive Health) requires:

  • completion of the requirements for the Master of Science in Medicine (Sexual and Reproductive Health); and
  • 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. 

This course is also available for medical graduates as a Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Sexual and Reproductive Health).

Professional accreditation

Components of the degree count towards formal study requirements for the Advanced Training of the Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Completing the master's with a Psychosexual Therapy specialisation meets the sexological education and training requirements for professional accreditation with the Society of Australian Sexologists and ASSERT NSW.

Career pathways & prospects

Career Pathways

The Postgraduate Program in Sexual and Reproductive Health prepares graduates to work in advanced and specialist positions in sexual and reproductive health, depending on your pathway.

Career field options include:

  • fertility medicine
  • fertility specialist
  • HIV medicine
  • psychosexual therapy
  • reproductive medicine
  • sexual health counselling
  • sexual health medicine
  • sexual health nursing
  • women's health.

Future study options

Opportunities for further study through research degrees are available to students. Key study areas are:

  • HIV and STIs
  • psychosexual therapy and sexual wellbeing
  • reproductive health and fertility.

Students who wish to undertake further study may be able to apply for the Master of Philosophy. Students who complete the Masters (Advanced) may be eligible to apply directly to a PhD or a Master of Philosophy.

Domestic students

International students

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