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What are my postgraduate study options?

Graduate Certificate
The graduate certificate broadens the skills and knowledge already gained from an undergraduate degree, or develops your vocational skills in a new area.
Applicants usually require a bachelor degree but, in certain cases, relevant work experience may be recognised.
Duration: Generally six months’ full-time study or part-time equivalent.
Graduate Diploma
Entry is normally based on a bachelor degree or diploma. Exceptions may be made in the case of less academically qualified applicants with appropriate work experience.
Duration: Generally 12 months’ full-time study or part-time equivalent.
Postgraduate Diploma
These courses are for those who have completed a bachelor degree in a particular discipline, and want to further their studies in the same area.
Entry is normally based on a bachelor degree or diploma. Exceptions may be made in the case of less academically qualified applicants with appropriate work experience.
Duration: Generally 12 months’ full-time study or part-time equivalent.
Master
This degree comprises coursework, project work and research in varying combinations. It is designed to enhance your professional skills or help you acquire a deeper understanding of a specific area of knowledge. The advantage of completing a master by coursework is the high level of tutorial advice and study guidance.
Normally a bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma. If you lack formal qualifications but possess relevant experience, you may be eligible to enrol in a graduate certificate or graduate diploma. Provided your performance meets the required standard, you can then qualify for admission to a master by coursework.
Duration: Varies due to the range of entry pathways, but most require the equivalent of two years’ full-time study.
Professional Master
The professional master programs are designed with the busy professional in mind. Fast-tracked and intensive, these programs offer an executive-style qualification directly relevant to career environments, with the added benefit of networking with like-minded people.
Usually a bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma plus relevant professional experience is required.
Duration: Varies between 12 and 18 months full-time study or part-time equivalent.
Graduate Entry Master
A graduate entry master is a fast and intensive equivalent to a bachelor degree which allows you to change your career direction quickly.
A bachelor degree in a related field is required.
Duration: 2 years

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Updated 30/10/2019 02.24 PM