A world standard education

Aligned with leading universities in Europe, North America and Asia, our degrees will prepare you for excellence in whatever career path you choose.

Diagram of degree pathways at Melbourne

Undergraduate degrees – your first degree

You begin with an undergraduate degree (sometimes called a bachelors degree), which usually takes three years to complete.  You will develop a deep understanding of a particular study area (your 'major'), while gaining a breadth of knowledge that will set you apart from your competitors.

After completing your degree you can move straight into the workforce, or continue on to further study.

Find out more about undergraduate degrees at Melbourne.

Graduate Employability

Graduate degrees

After you've completed your first degree, you can choose to continue on to graduate study. A graduate degree will set you up to become a leader in your field, and open up a wider range of career opportunities and earning potential.

Professional entry degrees

Melbourne’s graduate professional entry degrees offer intensive, focused study and professional knowledge – making you 'job ready'. On graduation, you’ll be awarded a masters degree – which is a higher level of qualification than you would gain studying a 'double' or 'combined' undergraduate bachelors degree at another university.

Our professional entry courses are endorsed by the Australian Government as pathways to professional employment in Australia. Many are also recognised by professional bodies around the world.

Professional entry degrees are offered in many areas including Dental Surgery, Architecture, Teaching, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Information Technology, Law, Veterinary Medicine and more.

Find out more about our graduate professional entry degrees.

Professional development degrees

These programs are ideal if you're already trained in a particular area and are looking to advance your knowledge. They can help you to increase your earning potential, get a promotion or move into a new career area.

Professional development degrees are offered in many areas including Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Urban Design, Engineering Management, Environment, Criminology, Agribusiness, Music and more.

Find out more about our graduate professional development degrees.

Research degrees

Would you like to research alongside international leaders? You could consider taking on a graduate research degree, such as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Masters by Research.

You will work together with an academic mentor to tackle the challenging issues facing the world.

Graduate researchers usually complete an honours year following their undergraduate degree. This allows for further development of your research and writing skills before embarking on graduate study.

Find out more about our graduate research degrees.