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Postgraduate courses

Take your career further with postgraduate study
There has never been a better time to improve your career prospects or pursue a passion with a postgraduate degree. Explore our graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master's degrees.

Postgraduate coursework degrees are taught similarly to undergraduate courses, but with the additional scope to develop a higher level of expertise.

Postgraduate study is open to all graduates with a bachelor’s degree or, in some cases, equivalent work experience. Learn more about the admission criteria for postgraduate coursework.

With more than 450 courses on offer, we make it easy for you to tailor a degree to your needs. From online and short courses, to evening sessions and offshore study, explore our flexible study options so you have more control of your schedule.

Postgraduate coursework options

A graduate certificate typically offers the essential or core units of study towards a master's degree. It is a good option to extend your existing knowledge base or upskill in a certain area to develop or advance your career. Graduate certificates can usually be completed in six months of full-time study, or potentially support your progress to an associated graduate diploma and/or master's degree, subject to progression requirements.

Find a graduate certificate

Like a graduate certificate, a graduate diploma offers a subset of the units of study offered in a master's degree but more than those in a graduate certificate. It is also an excellent option if you would like to upskill and get a solid grounding in your chosen field and/or don't want to commit to a full master's just yet. Graduate diplomas are usually one year of full-time study. 

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Master's degrees are ideal if you need specialised knowledge and skills, and want to take the next step in your career. You can gain professional qualifications for your next job, upskill for your current role, and/or develop academic expertise in your chosen field. If studying full-time, master's degrees typically require one or two-years to complete. 

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