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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Master of Surgery (Head and Neck)

  • 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 (Head and Neck) 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 head and neck surgery. You will undertake a range of core and elective coursework units complemented by a research project in head and neck 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.

2020 program changes

In 2020 a new Master of Surgery will be offered. This flexible new program will allow you to pursue your interests and develop knowledge and skills in surgical specialty areas as well as non-technical areas such as professionalism and leadership. The surgical science units have been revised and are designed to prepare you for the GSSE. You will also have the opportunity to complete a dissertation. The following courses will be also be offered:

  • Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)
  • Graduate Certificate in Surgery
  • Graduate Diploma in Surgery

Subject to Academic Board approval applications for 2020 will open soon.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification

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