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Postgraduate events

Join us to find out more about postgraduate study at Sydney

Find out why we're ranked 1st in Australia for graduate employability and 2nd in the world for impact*.

Whether you want to gain new professional qualifications, change your career direction or pursue a personal ambition, join us at our events to find out about your postgraduate study options.

Learn more about how COVID-19 has affect our events.

Postgraduate Masterclass Series (Webinars)

Join us online to experience one of the classes that may form your future course. Masterclasses are your opportunity to join a class from the actual course curriculum and those who teach it, as well as to find out more information and ask questions from a leading academic from the program. 

Architecture, Design and Planning
Human-centred design thinking: Master of Design and Master of Interaction Design and Electronics Arts Tue 26 May
5-6pm AEST
The masterclass introduces you to what it’s like to be working as a user experience (UX) designer or in design-led innovation and strategy using design thinking approaches. We will take you through what is unique to design thinking and introduce you to some of the human-centred design methods used for creating digital products and services. Design thinking techniques such as sketching for rapid ideation, reframing the problem space, and thinking through making and breaking are illustrated through examples and a case study drawn from student projects in our degree programs.
Intense architecture: rethinking design Thu 28 May
4-5pm AEST
According to the philosopher Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Guattari, “A schizophrenic out for a walk is a better model than a neurotic lying on the analyst's couch. A breath of fresh air, a relationship with the outside world”. It is to the ‘outside world’ that this course turns, as a means to challenge structures, laws and habits of all kinds; including the habits by which we design architecture. The Master of Architecture course is an opportunity to engage with architectures, thoughts and selves in alternate ways: to breathe recklessly. 
Arts and Social Sciences
Master of Cultural Studies: Popular Feminisms in the 21st Century Tue 26 May
3-4pm AEST
As a result of both new media and celebrity culture, feminism is more visible than ever before. This lecture asks: what kinds of feminisms (and feminists) are being privileged over others? What are the political opportunities – and limitations – of celebrity and popular feminism? And how are audiences themselves coming to intervene in these ongoing public debates, especially via new media?
Master of Digital Communication and Culture: Game Spectatorship and eSports Thu 28 May
1-2pm AEST
Networked computer games are increasingly prominent in today's mediascapes, supporting individualised and global practices of play. In this masterclass, we will discuss the phenomenon of digitally mediated spectatorship such as eSports, a significant emerging industry now worth billions of dollars and connecting global audiences. 
Master of Commerce and the business of data visualisation  Tue 26 May
6.30-7.30pm AEST
This workshop will showcase data visualisation knowledge and skills that you will acquire as a postgraduate business student through real-world projects and applications inspired by leading industry practices. This session will focus on the holistic view of data visualisation as it applies to business/organisational decision makers and the use of data visualisation tools to deal with organisational and societal challenges.
Planning your career in business in the age of uncertainty Wed 27 May
5.30-6.30pm AEST
The megatrends that are reshaping the world around us – from artificial intelligence and the 100-year life span to global warming and global pandemics – are transforming how we live and work in unprecedented ways. The business environment of the future will be increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. In such a context, choosing the right degree and building a successful career requires a combination of careful premeditation, planning and willingness to adapt.
Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Building Resilient Supply Chains Wed 27 May
7pm AEST
Enterprises are facing levels of disruption that we have not seen in generations. Four months ago Australia was battling one of its worst bushfire crises and today the world is battling to contain Covid-19. Logistics and Supply Chain Managers design the systems that produce the goods and services that enterprises and societies rely on.  How can we draw on Supply Chain thinking to make the right decisions as our economies come back to life? What do we need to do make our logistics operations stronger?
International business: risk in a hyperconnected world Thu 28 May
Do our international business relationships make us strong? The world spent most of the post-war period building ever-closer economic and social relationships. This has been done through regional integration agreements (for example, free trade areas, customs unions and single markets). The original intent was to create a peaceful, stable, and economically prosperous world. Today, we have indeed succeeded in building a globally hyperconnected world. But what does hyperconnectivity mean for us? 
Master of Education (Taronga Conservation Education): Conservation in Action  Tue 26 May
12-1pm AEST
In this masterclass, you will be introduced to the latest research in conservation science, the skills to craft conservation communication strategies, and the best current theory and methods in behaviour change. We will examine key examples of current conservation science and education programs practiced at Taronga Conservation Society Australia. 
Introduction to Machine Learning Tue 26 May
Machine learning involves computers discovering how they can perform tasks without being explicitly programmed to do so. This course provides a broad introduction to machine learning. Topics include: Supervised learning (classifican, regression); Unsupervised learning (clustering, dimensionality reduction); Reinforcement learning; Semi-supervised learning; and transfer learning. The course will also give a brief overview of recent state of art deep learning techniques.
Improving project performance through personalised team development Wed 27 May
In this masterclass, we will explore a personalised approach to improving project team communication, and the impact of team development on interpersonal networks of communication. When team building is customised to respond to the specific strengths and weaknesses within a social network, team building can have a significant impact on patterns of communication in a project team, with a relatively small investment in time.
The purpose of the corporation in Corporate Law Tue 26 May
1.30-2.30pm AEST
This session will discuss how the law regulates boards of directors by requiring them to act in the best interests of the corporation. Does this mean only shareholders, or can boards act in the interests of customers, employees and suppliers? This masterclass delivers content from Corporations Law (LAWS5014).
International Humanitarian Law: New domains in the armed conflict - is the law keeping up? Wed 27 May
2.30-3.30pm AEST
This class will introduce you to new technologies and domains in armed conflict, and explore whether the law, as it currently exists, is keeping up with new technologies like autonomous weapons, nanotechnology, cyber war, biomedical enhancement of soldiers, and warfare in outer space. The class will explore how laws created over 100 years ago are (and are not) adapting the challenges presented by rapid technological advancements. 
Climate Justice and Disaster Law Thu 28 May
2.30-3.30pm AEST
Climate change impacts are already being felt around the world and governments are called upon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, engage in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and respond to the loss and damage caused by climate disasters. Climate disasters demand an integration of multilateral negotiations on emissions reduction and adaptation, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development, Human Rights and human security. This Masterclass offers students a unique approach to human and non-human Climate Justice and its application to all stages of a disaster. 
Medicine and Health    
Public Health Panel Thu 28 May

Healthcare professionals are working tirelessly on the frontline to maintain the health and wellbeing of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic has unfolded we have seen countless images and heard many stories of nurses, doctors and other clinicians who have provided ongoing service to patients.

What we haven’t seen or heard as much of are the heroes behind the scenes, the public health workers, policy makers, clinical epidemiologists and statisticians who enable the global war against this virus. In this masterclass hear from our experts who teach our Public Health, Global Health and Health Policy on their view on how public health has a role in the current and future pandemics. 

Higher Degree Research (HDR) in STEMM Student Panel Wed 27 May

Ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world for impact, the University of Sydney is home to some of the world’s most outstanding scholars. Join Dr Sean O’Reilly, Head of Research Education, Faculty of Medicine and Health online for a panel discussion about higher degree research in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Learn more about research at Sydney and hear from some of our current PhD candidates. You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions about HDR, studying at Sydney and the application process. We look forward to welcoming you to our panel!

Master of Mathematical Sciences Information Session Wed 27 May
In our increasingly technological world the study of mathematics is vital to future developments and discoveries. A foundation in this area will enable you to apply logic and quantitative reasoning to a vast array of situations, changing the way you think about your surroundings and how things work. The new Master of Mathematical Sciences degree was designed to give you thorough internationally competitive training in mathematics and help you become a leader in the field of mathematics and statistics.
Masterclass for the Master of Sustainability Thu 28 May
By tackling key global issues, the Master of Sustainability will equip you to further your career in diverse areas from environmental science to finance, from law to urban planning, and from sustainable building design to public health. Join us online to learn more about this degree and to have you questions answered. 
Higher Degree by Research
Road to Research Information Session Tues 26 May

At the University of Sydney our researchers are tackling the world’s greatest problems. We were recently ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in Australia for impact.*

At our Road to Research session you will learn more about the new Sydney PhD launching in 2021 and the best ways to find a supervisor for your PhD or Master of Philosophy. 

You can also speak with our friendly staff and current PhD students to explore your research study options, and learn more about our research pathways and research admission requirements.

Other online events Date/Time Format

Master of Management Webinar and Q&A

Thinking about postgraduate study in business management?

Specifically designed for recent graduates from any area of study, our Master of Management provides you with a strong foundation in business along with the soft skills to help you accelerate your dream career. All in just one year.  

2 sessions available:

Tuesday 2 June

Tuesday 7 July


Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

In light of COVID-19 developments, please be advised our face to face events will no longer take place in the short term. We have transitioned our events online. Register for an event, or sign up to our mailing list to receive further event updates.

Learn more about the University's advice and updates related to COVID-19.

*QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020 / Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020