Medicine (Infection and Immunity), Master | University of Sydney | Camperdown, Australia
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Medicine (Infection and Immunity)

12 months
52500 AUD/year
30000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medicine (Infection and Immunity) program at the University of Sydney analyses the fundamental mechanisms of infectious diseases to find improved ways of combating them. This program is designed for health professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of infectious diseases, infection control and the immune system.  


The Medicine (Infection and Immunity) program at the University of Sydney states that infectious diseases are found all over the world and in many cases present life-threatening risks to humans. As well as increasing resistance to antibiotics, the recurrence of known pathogens and the spread of new ones make infectious diseases a challenge for science. As an infection and immunity student, you will learn from leading academics in one of the strongest infection and immunity research disciplines in Australia.

During this one-year degree, you will study a wide range of topics with a focus on improving your understanding of the functions of bacterial and viral genes, the mechanisms of viral and bacterial infections, and the mechanisms involved in the generation and regulation of immune responses. 

The program also aims to improve understanding of the principles and practices advocated for prevention and minimisation of infectious diseases in hospitals and laboratories, among the general community, and during disease outbreaks. It also provides you with training in state-of-the-art laboratory techniques used in the disciplines of infectious diseases and immunology.

Career Pathways 

The aim of the course is to produce graduates who will be able to effectively participate in future healthcare or research programs in infection or immunity anywhere in the world.

Graduates will be able to work in a range of positions, including:

  • microbiologists and immunologists (in hospitals, pathology labs, industry and government departments)
  • scientists (in hospitals, pathology laboratories, industry and government departments)
  • research officers (in tertiary/research institutions, industry and government departments)
  •  infection control consultants (in hospitals, nursing homes etc)
  • health care workers (in hospitals, government departments and local councils)
  • infection control and clinical immunology nursing staff (in hospitals, nursing homes etc)
  • hospital epidemiologists
  • policy makers (in relevant fields)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Medical Bacteriology 
  • Advanced STIs 
  • Clinical Mycology and Parasitology 
  • Clinical and Laboratory Immunology  
  • Global Control of Infectious Diseases 
  • Virology and Cell Technology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 053964j 
  • A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity) will hold an MD from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification. In exceptional circumstances, the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30000 AUD per year during 12 months.


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