Master of Psychiatry (Online)

Course overview

  • / 3 years part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - February and Winter Intake - July


With the need to improve the delivery of psychiatric care to a broader cross-section of the community, the University of Melbourne's renowned Master of Psychiatry course is now being offered online using the latest technology and interactive learning platforms.

Delivered by the Department of Psychiatry and fully accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), this course is ideal for medical practitioners looking for the opportunity to advance their psychiatry knowledge, skills and career in psychiatry.

As well as exploring the latest cutting-edge theoretical concepts in psychiatry and their relationship to clinical practice, you will also develop 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.

Who is this course for?

This course is for dedicated medical practitioners with an interest in treating patients with mental illness who are looking to satisfy the Formal Education course requirements of RANZCP.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Course aims

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the core principles and specialties of psychiatry in order to provide outstanding clinical care to patients.

You will learn from the same leading academics and researchers who teach the on-campus courses, via an engaging and authentic online learning experience.

This course will also provide you with a less traditional view of the field. You will explore the principles of hope, recovery and quality of life by hearing directly from patients suffering from mental health issues, and through the use of authentic case scenarios that emulate the clinical experience.