Postgraduate courses

Take your career further with postgraduate study
Study a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master's degree at one of the top 20* universities in the world.

Advance your career, pursue your passion and gain a higher qualification with a postgraduate coursework degree.

Postgraduate study is open to all graduates with a bachelor’s degree or, in some cases, equivalent work experience.

Types of qualifications

6 months full-time study

A graduate certificate typically offers the essential or core units of study towards a master's degree. With the option to progress to a graduate diploma or master's degree.

It is a good option if you want to extend your existing knowledge base or upskill in a particular area to develop or advance your career.

Find a graduate certificate

12 months full-time study

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 an excellent option if you want to upskill and get a solid grounding in your chosen field or don't want to commit to a master's degree.

Find a graduate diploma

1-2 years full-time study

Master's degrees are ideal if you need specialised knowledge and skills and want to take the next step in your career.

Gain professional qualifications for your next job, upskill for your current role or develop academic expertise in your chosen field.

Find a master's degree

3-4 years full-time study

Master’s Degree (Extended) is a program of structured learning with some independent research and a significant proportion of practice-related learning. Examples of Master’s degrees (extended) include the Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physiotherapy, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and the Juris Doctor.

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Why study at Sydney

We are consistently ranked among the top universities in the world and have an extensive range of postgraduate courses to choose from.

We also offer flexible study options and online courses, so you have more control over your schedule.



in Australia overall*



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courses across 10 study areas

Fees and loans

Further information is available on tuition feesCommonwealth supported places and scholarships. Or learn about the range of ways to reduce the cost of your degree.


For further information on the admissions process and credit for previous study, read more about applying.

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Top 3 reasons

to become a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney

Study with future leaders and join a global network of 380,000+ alumni


Access world-class facilities with cutting-edge technology


Learn from leading lecturers, researchers and industry partners from Australia and around the globe