Course Description

Accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), the Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery) 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 neurosurgery. You will undertake a range of core and elective coursework units complemented by a research project in neurosurgery 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, ranked 17th in the world* for our academic and research excellence. 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. For further information about the Master of Surgery coursework program overview, stream requirements, units of study, timetables, academic coordinators and dissertation information please visit the Discipline of Surgery website.

*QS 2016 world rankings by subject

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $32,000 total course cost.
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: MASURGER1NEU