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Postgraduate courses in medicine

Take the next step in your medical and healthcare career
Our postgraduate medical degrees have been developed for working doctors and health professionals: meticulously reviewed and updated, almost all can be undertaken online and/or part-time. Explore our sub-specialties below.

Most of our programs are also offered at master’s, graduate diploma and graduate certificate levels, and in some cases, at advanced master’s level (which provides a closely supervised research opportunity that can be completed part-time).

It is usually possible to move between these awards: if you do not meet the entry requirements for a master’s degree program, the graduate certificate or graduate diploma can provide an alternative entry pathway.

We also offer short courses: you can undertake individual units of study or Professional Certificates.

Click below to learn which programs are avialble to clinicians with a medical degree and/or healthcare professionals/graduates with a science background.

Our online courses

For clinicians with a medical degree AND
healthcare professionals and graduates with a science background:

For clinicians with a medical degree AND
healthcare professionals and graduates with a science background:

Courses with required face-to-face components

For clinicians with a medical degree:

For healthcare professionals and graduates with a science background:

Our short courses

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, you’ll find our individual units of study extremely useful.

Our wide range of subjects can also be credited towards a future degree should you wish to pursue a further qualification.  

To view our full range of units visit our short courses page

Combining two units of study in a range of specialist areas, our new micro-credentials will enable professionals to quickly and succinctly gain expertise in the latest research, technology and medical treatments in their chosen field.

On completion, you will be recognised with a certificate from the University of Sydney acknowledging your additional study.

You can pay for your studies as you go. You are only invoiced for the units of study you enrol in each semester, not the entire course fee up front.

There are 14 new medicine professional certificates available: find out more and enrol here

Frequently asked questions

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.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP and your course may be tax deductible

Find out more about funding your postgraduate education.

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