The University of Sydney

Health and Medical


As one of Australia’s leading institutions in health research and development, the University of Sydney is at the forefront of progress that is changing lives right around the world. We’re ready for incredible people like you to take the real-life clinical experience you get at the University of Sydney and drive real change in the health sector, both now and for generations to come.


  • Registered nurse
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Public and private sectors
  • Hospitals
  • Community
  • Doctor
  • Surgeon
  • GP
  • Dentist

Suggested Courses

Costs & scholarships

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How to apply

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Entry requirements

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  • Jessica's Story

    Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)

    “It was so gratifying to see, as my studies progressed, how seemingly little-related subject areas such as bioethics and health policy interlinked to give me a well-rounded understanding of the public health landscape. It made me think more broadly and gave me an appreciation of the bigger picture in public health. I consolidated this with a public health placement in the field of climate change and mental health.”

  • Sarah's Story

    Master of Mental Health Nursing

    “I trained as a nurse in Ireland, but after arriving in Australia I decided I wanted to develop further. It was big decision with two small children, a home, and a full time job to manage, but what I am learning is immediately beneficial and applicable to my clinical practice. The subjects are really relevant to me and I study online in the evenings when the kids have gone to bed. After my studies, I hope to apply for clinical nurse consultant positions, allowing me to stretch myself professionally and work hours that fit in with my family.”

  • Henky's Story

    Master of Bioethics

    “Before the course, I was a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the Udayana University, a forensic medicine specialist in Sanglah Public Hospital, and a secretary of the ethics and discipline subcommittee in Sanglah Public Hospital. My masters has opened my mind to new ideas and helped me think critically so that I can create solid arguments. I can now combine my medical knowledge with social sciences and philosophy to resolve ethical quandaries in my workplace.”

  • David's Story

    Master of Speech Language Pathology

    “I came to speech pathology later in life after a career in law and finance. I have two young sons – one of whom has a language delay – and I wanted to spend more time with them. Having lived a relatively self-focused lifestyle for years, I wanted to contribute to my local community. The ability to read, write and speak effectively has given me so many opportunities in life and I wanted to help others pursue their school, work and life goals... The course delivers a mixture of intellectually challenging academic study and hands on clinical experience. I loved working across a variety of healthcare settings with children and adults.”

  • Paul's Story

    Master of Health Policy

    “Gaining exposure to new ideas and new ways of thinking has been really satisfying. The teaching staff are really supportive and the guest lecturers have been inspirational. If you’re looking to work in the health system at a government level, this course will give you the skills you need to conduct research and inform policy. It gave me a new perspective on the healthcare system as a whole.”

  • Myfanwy's Story

    Master of Nursing

    "The Master of Nursing graduate entry program has challenged me and encouraged me to aim high, both academically and in my clinical practice. Whilst very demanding, I enjoy the course and I have gained confidence in my knowledge and skills. I am excited about becoming a registered nurse and, through this course, now see beyond my original goal of 'becoming a nurse' to the broad range of paths and possibilities within this rewarding career."

  • Rebecca's Story

    Master of Qualitative Health Research

    “I have gained new knowledge, skills and experience from this master’s program. As a young scientist in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea, I am now armed with the tools to help improve my country through health research.”

  • Rochelle's Story

    Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

    "While studying at Sydney I was inspired by our lecturers who were currently out there working with communities and populations to prevent lifestyle diseases by promoting good nutrition. Their stories really changed my mind about how I wanted to use my dietetic training. After always thinking I would work clinically, I started thinking beyond the use of diet to treat disease and looked toward prevention."

  • Sarah's Story

    Master of Physiotherapy

    "Studying at Sydney allowed me to continue working part time as a physio aide/sports trainer while completing my degree. The Master of Physio involved four practicum placements in different fields of physiotherapy – cardiopulmonary, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal. In both public and private practice this experience enabled me to gain a diverse understanding of the different sectors of Physiotherapy. This has helped me in my workplace and community as I work with a diverse patient type and deal with a wide variety of injury management."

Research & Insights

  • The Charles Perkins Centre – a new approach to research and education

    Find out how the Charles Perkins Centre is doing things differently to address some of the greatest health issues facing humanity - obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions. The centre's multidisciplinary research and teaching model looks at these growing problems from every angle, focused on finding solutions that will create real and lasting change for the health of our nation.

  • Opportunities in allied health

    Allied health is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia with increasing opportunities for graduates across a range of fields.

  • Driving... a road to poor health?

    Driving... a road to poor health?

    As little as two hours a day behind the wheel is a potential risk factor for a range of poor health behaviours and outcomes, a University of Sydney study has shown. Published in PLOS One journal, the study of nearly 40,000 Australians aged 47-75 years found that people who drive for two hours or more per day are more likely to smoke, to be obese, and to be less physically active.

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  • ‘Bad' cholesterol contributes to cancer spread in the body

    ‘Bad' cholesterol contributes to cancer spread in the body

    In a world-first, University of Sydney researchers have discovered one of the main reasons behind why cancer spreads throughout the body - the help of 'bad' cholesterol.

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  • What can diabetes experts learn from gaming programmers?

    Right now, an endocrinologist is working with gaming programmers to create apps that help people with diabetes stick to their treatment. Unique insights come from unexpected collaborations at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre.

  • Comprehensive review shows no link between vaccinations and autism

    Comprehensive review shows no link between vaccinations and autism

    The first systematic international review of childhood vaccinations led by researchers from the University of Sydney has found no evidence of a link to the development of autism or autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

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  • Student life: PhD in Epidemiology

    Gemma talks about her inspiration and her pathway from a Master in Public Health into a PhD in Epidemiology. For more information about research degrees in public health, visit our website.

  • Master of Molecular Imaging

    Molecular imaging is a form of biomedical imaging, which is rapidly growing in importance in the applied life sciences. The key technologies for imaging the molecular signatures of disease in humans and animal models are PET, SPECT and MRI. The Master of Molecular Imaging prepares graduates to be leaders in the field, and offers an ideal PhD pathway for those interested in pursuing a research career.

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