Master of Psychiatry

The University of Melbourne

This program aims to develop the knowledge and skills of medical practitioners working with patients with mental illness. The course fosters attitudes of tolerance to the diversity within the community and the geographical region, equity to appropriate treatment for all individuals and encourages the practitioner to consider sociocultural factors in their interactions with patients and broader community. It is designed to encourage students to explore the theoretical concepts in psychiatry and relationship to clinical practice. The seminar format of the course, led by a facilitator/lecturer, encourages student participation, self-directed learning, problem solving and the integration of theory with clinical practice. This program is run by the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and the Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University. Candidates who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Master of Psychological Medicine or Master of Psychiatry, from the 2 universities.

Course Fee:

Australian: $29,961
International: $73,680

Entry Requirements:

Postgraduate coursework Doctor of Medicine; or an undergraduate degree in medicine or equivalent; and at least one year of documented experience as a practising doctor; and Current registration with the Medical Board of Australia. All applicants must at the time of admission and during their candidature be engaged in psychiatric practice or clinical training in psychiatry, or be medical officers in a psychiatric service or be private medical practitioners with a significant proportion of their practice involved in working with patients with mental illness.


150 credit points over one year full time or 36 months part time. Students must complete six core subjects and four selective subjects. The configuration of the subjects is dependent on "Intensive" (one year) or "Standard" (36 months) mode.

Subjects you can Study:


Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Medical Practitioner, Psychiatrist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 3 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1 year

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