Course Description

The Master of Surgery (Breast Surgery) provides breast surgeons with the latest in-depth knowledge of breast oncology and breast surgical and oncoplastic techniques. It complements post-fellowship training (PFT) offered by the Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (BreastSurgANZ) and is suitable for Fellows-in-training and practising breast surgeons.

This degree is designed and delivered by leading Australian and New Zealand clinicians and academics, with contributions from key international experts. The degree is delivered largely online in a flexible format with online lectures and podcasts, surgical videos and other educational resources supplemented by webinars. It is anticipated that OSCE examination assessments will be used. It is designed to complement the Level 1 and 2 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery practical courses run by BreastSurgANZ.

This course will help you refine your clinical judgement in choosing surgical options for your patients, preparing you for the subtle complexities of contemporary multidisciplinary breast cancer care. The knowledge you develop will complement the practical experience gained during post-fellowship training offered by BreastSurgANZ, and augment your research, leadership and communication skills.

This course is designed for Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery or equivalent, who are training or have completed training, in breast surgery. It is expected that this course or equivalent will become a standard part of post-fellowship training in breast surgery.

The Master of Surgery (Breast Surgery) is offered in 2 formats:

1. A combination of coursework and research. Having chosen this stream you will undertake a research project in breast surgery which will be the subject of your dissertation. In addition you will be required to undertake one core Unit of Study and 3 elective Units of Study. The program complements the practical experience you obtain through the hospital based training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $44,500 per year full-time

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 51.8% (national average 54.0%)
Improved skills: 70.9% (national average 71.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 77.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.6% (national average 95.0%)
Studying full time: 5.6% (national average 5.9%)
Median full time salary: $100,000 (national average $77,500)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 006454K
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MASURGER1BSU

Entry Requirements