Postgraduate

Master of Surgery

Advance your academic research skills in surgery and develop technical skills in a simulated surgical environment

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Undertaking the Master of Surgery course will allow development of surgical and research skills in the student's chosen surgical sub-specialty. As well as generic surgical skills, professional supervision and expertise is offered in the following sub-specialties:

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
General Surgery; Breast/Endocrine, Colorectal, Upper Gastrointestinal
Head and Neck Surgery
Neurosurgery
Orthopaedics
Surgical Education
Urology
Vascular Surgery
Undertaking the Master of Surgery course will allow development of surgical and research skills in the student's chosen surgical sub-specialty. As well as generic surgical skills, professional supervision and expertise is offered in the following sub-specialties:

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
General Surgery; Breast/Endocrine, Colorectal, Upper Gastrointestinal
Head and Neck Surgery
Neurosurgery
Orthopaedics
Surgical Education
Urology
Vascular Surgery

Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;
and
(b) a minimum of two years' postgraduate professional experience;
and
(c)(i) enrolment in a surgical traineeship through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Surgical Education and Training Program; or
(ii) qualification as a surgeon with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or
(iii) qualification as a medical practitioner desirous of an academic career in surgery;
and
(d) eligibility for registration with the Medical Board of Western Australia.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

Research and coursework supplementary form

Applicants to this course are required to submit a completed research and coursework supplementary form when applying.
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
When lodging your application, follow the steps for domestic research or international research students.

Course details

The UWA Master of Surgery (MS) course is a unique and innovative program for junior doctors who are pursuing a career in Surgery. In addition to undertaking academic competencies, students gain practical experience by participating in advanced surgical skills workshops in a specialised training lab environment.

About The Course

The course aims to develop technical skills in surgical procedures and provide students with the skills to initiate and progress research effectively and independently.
Master of Surgery

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90660
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Master of Surgery
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90660
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years - 4 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Surgery - Thesis and Coursework