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What is postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study refers to the range of programs that are available to students who have significant work experience and/or have completed a first degree.

There are various pathways to a postgraduate program. It is possible in some instances to enrol in a university-level graduate certificate or graduate diploma in an academic field on the basis of relevant employment or life experience, and then progress to a higher level postgraduate qualification on the basis of your success in these courses. 

In a similar way, enrolment in a master by coursework can follow relevant work experience and/or the successful completion of a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a relevant area or, by finishing an undergraduate degree which is deemed by the University as suitable and adequate preparation.

There are two ways to undertake postgraduate study. To explore your options, see our Postgraduate by coursework and Higher degree by research webpages.

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Updated 12/11/2018 03.40 PM

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