What will I learn?

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

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine

CRICOS

083626A

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time)

Tuition fees
A$68,450.00 (US$ 45,841) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

Sydney Campus

140 Broadway,

BROADWAY,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants who have a recognized Bachelor's degree in any discipline. English language requirement: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no writing score lower than 6.5 and no other individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no score lower than 176 in writing and no other band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no score lower than 58 in writing and no other band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 22 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

For international students

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.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no writing score lower than 6.5 and no other individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no score lower than 176 in writing and no other band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no score lower than 58 in writing and no other band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 22 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

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About this uni

The University of Notre Dame Australia is the #1 university in Australia for ‘Overall Quality of Educational Experience’ with a 91.1% rating (QILT)

  • A distinctive and leading Australian university
  • #1 in Australia for quality of educational experience
  • Over 12,000 students
  • 1 of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia