Psychiatry

Australia’s first and only online Master of Psychiatry program

  • Accomplish your formal psychiatry training at Australia’s number one University*
  • Fully accredited by RANZCP
  • Learn from highly regarded, leading researchers and academics.

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Delivered over three years part time, the Master of Psychiatry is designed for qualified medical practitioners with an interest in treating patients with mental illness.

This course will encourage you to explore theoretical concepts in psychiatry and their relationship to clinical practice. It will also provide you with a broad understanding of the cultural and sociocultural differences that exist in our community and geographical region and their relationship to individuals and mental illness.

When you study online with the University of Melbourne, you can study while working and training in this field. That means you can advance your medical career from wherever you happen to be. You will study the exact same course content as the renowned on-campus version, powered by the latest technology. Your teachers will be the same highly regarded psychiatric clinical leaders as the on-campus course. And you will join a community of high-calibre students with strong backgrounds in medicine and have opportunities to share ideas and collaborate together. Please note, there is an offline assessment component.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Enhance your practice in youth mental health and suicide prevention

Developed in collaboration with Orygen, the University also offers a suite of online courses designed to equip mental health and other health professionals with the latest theory, research and evidence tailored to enhance their capacity when working with young people experiencing mental ill-health and suicide-related behaviours:

These courses are:

Face-to-face courses for medical practitioners

Developed out of industry demand, the University also offers a range of face-to-face courses designed for medical practitioners who are keen to extend their practice and have a deeper impact on the lives of others, across the areas of clinical research, youth mental health, clinical education, offender management, and leadership in health settings. Learn more

Why study online with us?


Taught by highly regarded experts

Dedicated student support

Australia’s leading university

Flexibility and choice

Interactive learning environment

A network of high-achieving peers

Semester dates

  • 2018

    Semester Applications close Semester dates
    Semester 1, 2018 8 Jan 8 Feb - 7 Jun
    Semester 2, 2018 11 Jun 5 Jul - 1 Nov

    * Please note, the above semester dates are applicable to students undertaking their first year of study in Psychiatry. If you require further information about key dates relevant to you, please contact the Student Support team.

  • 2019

    Semester Applications close Semester dates
    Semester 1, 2019 7 Jan 7 Feb - 6 Jun
    Semester 2, 2019 10 Jun 4 Jul - 31 Oct

    * Please note, the above semester dates are applicable to students undertaking their first year of study in Psychiatry. If you require further information about key dates relevant to you, please contact the Student Support team.

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