Some of our postgraduate degrees can be completed partially or entirely online.
In addition, all of our teaching and learning is currently online due to COVID-19. If you are a current student or are applying for Semester 2 2020, please visit the study information page for the latest updates on the delivery of our degrees.
Explore the below range of courses available to entirely online, for students commencing in Semester 2, 2020 or Semester 1 and 2, 2021.
The online availability of these degrees will not be affected by a return to on-campus teaching following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
Graduate certificate and graduate diploma options available the courses above.
*Master of Science options available that do not require a medical degree.
In Semester 2 this year you can also complete a select number of graduate certificates online at a highly discounted rate through the recently introduced COVID-19 higher education relief package.
You may decide to complete some of your degree online. Many units of study or subjects are offered online. To find out which subjects can be taken online, find your course and check the study mode for each unit of study.
Many of our postgraduate courses allow you to study part-time if you're a domestic student. Find your course and check the course details section to find out if it is offered part-time.
Concerned about losing your student benefits? If you study 75 percent of a full-time study load (18 credit points), you will retain full-time student status.
Part-time study is usually not available for international students as it is a requirement of your student visa that you are enrolled in a full-time study load. Learn more about reduced study load for student visa holders.
Some faculties and schools offer teaching in the evening to accommodate postgraduate students who work during the day. Find your course and check the study mode of your preferred units of study.
The summer and winter breaks can be an opportunity to complete units outside of the main semesters. You might be looking to accelerate your course, catch up on a failed unit of study or balance your timetable.
You can take a unit of study during December, January or February (summer) or in July (winter) in intensive or block mode. Learn more about studying in the summer or winter break.
At Sydney, you will have the freedom to personalised your timetable to fit your study around other commitments.
About four weeks before the start of each semester, you will be allocated a personal timetable for the semester based on the units of study you've selected. If you want to plan ahead, you can use our list of units of study timetables to get an idea of where and when classes might be scheduled.