Master of Medicine/Surgery

School of Medicine, Sydney Campus

The Master of Medicine / Surgery of The University of Notre Dame Australia is a postgraduate research degree designed to provide training in research to members of the medical profession. The program, which can be completed in 18 months of full-time study, includes both coursework and a substantial research component, culminating in the submission of a thesis or research dissertation.

  • Why study this degree?

    At The University of Notre Dame Australia, every research student is guided and advised by a member of staff who is a leader in his/her field. Your research supervisor will assist you in the preparation of your research proposal and will continue to mentor and guide your work until the completion of the degree.

    The coursework component of the degree consists of four compulsory research-related subjects. These modules of study will serve to develop your personal competencies in critical analysis and scholarly writing as well as provide ample opportunity for you to formulate substantial elements of the intended research.

    For the research component of the program, you will undertake a research project that makes a significant contribution to the medical field. The thesis will comprise the standard elements: an abstract, background and literature review, methods, results, discussion and conclusion. Similarly, the research dissertation will be based on a manuscript that has been accepted for publication, and comprise also a literature review as well as conclusions.

    By undertaking your postgraduate research studies at the University, you will have the opportunity to further your research expertise and make a valuable contribution to the field of medicine.

  • Program summary

    Coursework component
    • Developing a Research Proposal
    • Ethics for Clinical Practice and Research
    • Applied Clinical Research and Evaluation Methods
    • Scholarly Medical Writing and Supervised Publication
    Supervised research component
    • Supervised Research - Medicine

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn about research principles and be supported in applying those principles to your research study.

  • Entry requirements

    The following criteria are required for a student to be admitted to the program:

    • Possesses a medical degree from a recognised university.
    • Demonstrates potential to undertake and complete a research-based study.
    • Currently engaged in clinical or professional practice.
    • Satisfy the Dean of the School of the ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study.
  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The Research Training Program (RTP) provides block grants to support students who are undertaking a Higher Degree by Research such as a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree. You will receive support for a maximum of two years for a Research Masters and a maximum of four years for a Research Doctorate degree. Your offer will specify for which purpose(s) your grant may be used. This may include offset of your tuition fees, as a stipend for general living costs or as an allowance related to the ancillary cost of research degrees.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees Page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Medicine/Surgery, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 2 8204 4404 or email

    All International enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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