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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Master of Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

  • Masters (Coursework)

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Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$33,000 per year / $33,000 total
International Fees
$46,500 per year / $46,500 total

About this course


Accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Master of Surgery (Cardiothoracic Surgery) provides clinicians with the knowledge and skills to apply the best available research evidence to surgical patient care, and broaden their knowledge base through a range of elective units of study.

A combination of coursework and research, this stream of the Master of Surgery is designed for those who see their future in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. You will undertake a range of core and elective coursework units complemented by a research project in cardiothoracic surgery which will be the subject of your dissertation.

As a surgery student, you will learn from highly regarded clinicians and academics at the Sydney Medical School. The knowledge you develop will complement the practical experience you can obtain through the RACS training program, and augment your research, leadership and communication skills. This course is not a qualification to practice surgery.

Our degrees are very relevant to postgraduate students who aspire to an academic or teaching hospital career, in addition to potential employers who look to the acquisition of a postgraduate degree in surgery as a desirable condition of appointment.

Further information

For further information about the Master of Surgery program, stream requirements, units of study, academic coordinators and dissertation information please visit the Discipline of Surgery web site.

Please note that international students wishing to apply for the Master of Surgery should contact the Discipline of Surgery prior to submitting an application. Eligibility for an Australian Student Visa includes minimum requirements regarding face to face teaching. This degree is not available offshore to international students.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification

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Graduate outcomes

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