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Get one-on-one course advice, discover how you can upskill, gain a competitive edge or change careers. Join us at one of our upcoming online events for postgraduate students.

Upcoming virtual events

Join us at one of our upcoming masterclasses to get a taste of what it’s like to study a postgraduate degree at Sydney. Browse our Postgraduate Masterclass Series events below.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) – new curriculum taster class

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From 2021 we are introducing a new coursework component to our PhD degrees and broadening the coursework options for our other research degrees.

Join our masterclass on qualitative methods to taste test the new HDR curriculum. Whether you have an ongoing research project, are planning one, or just need to know the basics, this taster will introduce you to methods of qualitative research.

Explore the underlying principles of qualitative research, analyse some of these methods and critically discuss your position as a researcher.

Tue 10 November 3-4pm AEDT Register now

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Low Carbon Retrofit In this lecture, we will look at how to make changes to a building to improve its performance and efficiency without affecting the building’s form. We will consider the arguments for undertaking retrofits, the different indicators for retrofits and what general approaches you can take at different design stages. Tue 10 November 3-4pm AEDT Register now
The Smart Cities Race! Cities are continually looking for ways to position themselves as a global city to attract businesses, residents and visitors. Many city-makers are now using smart city design and technologies to improve their infrastructure, offer smart amenities in public open space and more efficiently manage their urban areas. Cities and their new technologies need to be sustainable, competitive, innovative, equitable and liveable. The current smart cities race is on! Wed 11 November 3-4pm AEDT Register now

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The UN at 75: Challenges of Building Peace and Human Rights 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN. Academics from the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies and Master of Human Rights offer critical perspectives on the UN, its achievements and challenges. We will look at the evolution of UN peacebuilding practice from the imposition of a liberal democratic one-size-fits-all model to more locally-driven, context-specific approaches to sustaining peace. Mon 9 November 5-6pm AEDT Register now
Health Communication – Improving Equitability and Inclusiveness in Healthcare and Promotion Join us to explore micro-and macro-level approaches to health (behaviour) communication that inform the design and implementation of health campaigns, any planned and unplanned effects of those, and how to assess their effectiveness. You will gain a practical and critical understanding of the role communication plays in healthcare and promotion efforts and experience what it's like to study in the Master of Health Communications. Tue 10 November 5-6pm AEDT Register now
Public Policy and the Real World Sample some of the concepts and questions that real-world policymakers grapple with, including 'what is public policy?' Find out what a policy process looks like, how and why policies are chosen by governments and learn the difference between policy, administration, regulation and governance. Wed 11 November 5-6pm AEDT Register now
International Intervention in a World of 'Fragile' States We're told that fragile states are dangerous, not only to the wellbeing of their citizens but to the security of the world. These are places where violence, poverty, and disease are prevalent and where the state lacks the will or capacity to contain them. In this masterclass, we will consider how such interventions look to people living in fragile states, exploring the ways that they are seen to perpetuate the threats they purport to diminish. Thu 12 November 5-6pm AEDT Register now
The Economics of Pandemics The COVID-19 pandemic is the largest economic event in world history since the Great Depression. In this masterclass for people considering enrolling in the Master of Economics, we will discuss how economics helps us understand what happened, what could have happened, and what we can do now. Thu 12 November 5.30-6.30pm AEDT Register now

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Master of Management
webinar and Q and A
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. Wed 4 November 6.30-7.30pm AEDT Register now
The Performance Imperative
in Business and People Management
‘Performance’ is a phenomenon that generates conflict as well as absorbing a large amount of organisational energy. In this masterclass, we’ll explore some of the most prominent and contested aspects of this pivotal phenomenon. We’ll also examine robotics, AI and the internet of things, the ‘gig economy’ and the COVID-induced end of the traditional distinction between work and home. Mon 9 November 6.30-7.30pm AEDT Register now
Master of Commerce – The Machine in the Ghost What will the future of work look like for creative thinkers and innovators? How can technology be applied to the creative process? What are the constraints and affordances for businesses where human and machine logic, knowledge and inference co-exist? This session will provide an overview of how far automated processes in business have come and will survey the future landscape. Tue 10 November 6.30-7.30pm AEDT Register now
Accountants, Split Personalities and Judgement-Making in the Digital Age What is accounting and its role in business operations and success? How is this changing as we move through the Fourth Age of Industrialisation? What is the role of the accountant and what skills will this require? This masterclass examines why accounting is integral to the functioning of business. It explores the multiple aspects of the accountant’s role and their value to the organisation. Wed 11 November 6.30-7.30pm AEDT Register now
Risky Business: Lessons From a Crisis for our Global Economy There’s nothing like a good crisis to lay bare business vulnerabilities. Now is an opportune time to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the global economy. In this masterclass, you will find out how our strategic regional relationships have shaped our global riskiness. Thu 12 November 6.30-7.30pm AEDT Register now

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Teaching as we know it Dr Nicole Brunker and Dr Samantha McMahon will get you working with art, film and each other to make teaching strange and learnable, to identify the limits and affordances of our existing knowledge of teaching. This masterclass is a preview for the foundation units of work that you will study if you’re considering postgraduate study that will qualify you to teach in primary and secondary schools. Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood) students are also very welcome to join in the fun. Mon 9 November 5.30-6.30pm AEDT Register now

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Advancing healthcare and medicine through technology and data: Master of Health Technology Innovation Healthcare, medicine and biology are central to our lives and present some of the biggest challenges society faces (i.e. an aging population, and expansion of non-communicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes, and equity of access to healthcare services). In this talk, we explore the modern and changing healthcare context, how technology is advancing the sector, and how this is only possible when experts from different disciplines collaborate. Mon 9 November 3-4pm AEDT Register now
Master of Engineering (Sustainability and Environmental Engineering) It is well established that we need to transition to a more sustainable existence to protect our environment but, more recently, we see that such sustainable transitions can also support economic and social development. Engineering plays a central role in how we can transition not just our energy sources to sustainable means but everything from the materials we use, to our food systems to our water resources. Mon 9 November  6-7pm AEDT Register now
Introduction to Data Science The Master of Data Science is a professional degree for people who are passionate about drawing meaningful knowledge from data to drive business decision-making or research output. It will develop your analytical and technical skills to use data science to guide strategic decisions in your area of expertise. It also offers the flexibility to tailor learning to your professional and personal interests.
Tue 10 November 6.30-7.30pm AEDT Register now
Introduction to Complex Systems Complex systems refer to those composed of large numbers of diverse interacting parts, which exhibit self-organisation or emergent behaviour. This masterclass will introduce the basic concepts of complex systems theory and give a high-level overview of methods for the quantitative analysis and modelling. These include diverse computational approaches such as agent-based modelling and simulation, cellular automata, bio-inspired algorithms, and game theory. Wed 11 November 7.30-8.30pm AEDT Register now
Transport Engineering: Unique engineering, business and planning perspective The Master of Transport is Australia’s first interdisciplinary degree focusing on the engineering, urban planning, and business management of transport. This degree is ideal for graduates wanting to pursue a career in the ever-growing global transport sector or professionals wanting to upskill. Thu 12 November 5-6pm AEDT Register now

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An Overview of Public International Law This masterclass will cover public international law – what it is and why it is relevant? It will also highlight particular topics such as diplomatic immunity (Julian Assange), title to territory (Trump wanting to buy Greenland), use of force (Crimea) and treaties (US withdrawals). Wed 11 November 1-2pm AEDT Register now

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The World Around Us and Health
The physical and biological environment can have positive and negative impacts on health. This masterclass will include two short lectures in this area drawn from units in the Master of Global Health and the Master of Public Health. Mon 9 November 12-1pm AEDT Register now
Masterclass for Healthcare Professionals

Get a taste of what it’s like to study a postgraduate medicine and health degree at Sydney. Experience our curriculum and learn how we have designed our programs to keep you up-to-date with the latest treatments, technologies and techniques to advance your career in health. Choose from one of the following sessions:

  • Critical care: major trauma management, point of care ultrasound and toxicology
  • Clinical epidemiology: introductory clinical epidemiology
  • Infection and immunity-principles of immunology
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device development: drugs and devices: R&D to registration
Tue 10 November 6-6.30pm AEDT Register now
Rehabilitation Counselling Masterclass Explore how rehabilitation counselling plays an important role in providing specialist counselling, rehabilitation and resource coordination services to maximise people's independence and inclusion in employment and other community settings. The masterclass will outline how students can advance their knowledge in mental health, alcohol and drug misuse, developmental disability, post-traumatic stress disorder, public offenders, or other interest areas. Wed 11 November 12.30-1.30pm AEDT Register now
Moving Towards a Vaccine for COVID-19 This masterclass will include two short lectures drawn from units in the Master of Health Policy and the Master of Bioethics, with an applied analysis of a vital and current challenge in health – a vaccine for COVID-19. Thu 12 November 12.30-1.30pm AEDT Register now

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Masterclass for the Master of Medical Physics In this lecture, we will look at the physics behind producing high energy x-rays used to treat cancers. We will also look at the work medical physicists do in hospitals that ensure our patients receive high accuracy treatment delivered with pinpoint precision. Tue 10 November 1-2pm AEDT Register now
Masterclass for the Master of Mathematical Sciences Join this masterclass and find out why when infinitely many nuisance parameters are no nuisance at all. We will discuss the practical implementation and theoretical analysis of parameters in classical statistical models and semiparametric models. This masterclass is delivered as part of the advanced inference unit. Wed 11 November 6.30-7.30pm AEST Register now
Masterclass for the Master of Marine Science and Management In this masterclass, Associate Professor Eleanor Bruce will present from a unit of study offered in our Master of Marine Science and Management. Thu 12 November 6.30-7.30pm AEDT Register now

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You can also watch recordings of some of our most popular webinars and events.

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Postgraduate coursework at Sydney Receive an overview of our postgraduate study options.
Your postgraduate study game plan Learn how to choose the right degree to meet your career goals.

The new Sydney PhD

Find out how we're introducing coursework into our PhD's.
Road to research

Discover our research with impact and how to apply.

Higher Degree Research (HDR) in STEMM student panel Watch a discussion about higher degree research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
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Human-centred design thinking In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
Intense architecture: rethinking design In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Architecture. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
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Conservation in action In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Education (Taronga Conservation Education). You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
Game spectatorship and eSports In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Digital Communication and Culture. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
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International business: risk in a hyperconnected world In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of International Business. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
Planning your career in business in an age of uncertainty In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Commerce. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
The business of data visualisation In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Commerce (Business Information Systems). You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
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An introduction to machine learning In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Data Science. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
Building resilient supply chains In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
Improving project performance through personalised team development In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Project Management. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
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International humanitarian law: new domains in the armed conflict – is the law keeping up? In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of International Law. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
The purpose of the corporation in corporate law In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Business Law. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
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The role of public health in the current and future pandemics In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Public Health. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.
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Affluence and equity in the context of climate change In this masterclass, you can experience a class from the Master of Sustainability. You'll get a taste of the curriculum, from those who teach it.

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