Graduate coursework degrees
In an increasingly competitive global employment market, graduate study can give you an edge with a professional qualification at masters level. Our graduate professional entry programs offer intensive, focused study and professional knowledge – preparing you for the career of your choice.
If you are already working, graduate study can improve your career progression and earning potential. You can also explore graduate study simply for your own personal and intellectual development.
If you are a domestic student, many programs offer:
- Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs)
- access to government support payments for eligible students (Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy) and
- entry via the Graduate Access Melbourne program which offers CSPs and bursaries to support local students who have experienced disadvantage or who are members of a specified group known to be under-represented in higher education.
You might also be interested in information about:
- Guaranteed entry pathways to graduate degrees
- Domestic students course costs
- International students course costs
Courses and study options
Through our graduate schools, we offer more than 340 award programs ranging from Graduate Certificates to Masters and PhD study in a wide range of study areas and disciplines.
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- Graduate domestic fees
- Graduate international fees
Graduate coursework degrees explained
|Graduate Certificate||Can be the first half of a Graduate Diploma or an academic award in its own right.||May be credited for a Graduate Diploma.||Six months
|Graduate Diploma||Provides expertise in a specialist area equivalent to a major at undergraduate level or initial specialist training at postgraduate level.||Some advanced subjects may be credited towards a Masters degree.||One year||Undergraduate degree|
|Postgraduate Certificate||A short, coherent degree in a specialist area of study.||May be credited for a Postgraduate Diploma.||Six months
|Undergraduate degree in a relevant or associated area.|
|Postgraduate Diploma||Provides current knowledge in a specialist area. There may be some research opportunities and training involved.||Some subjects may be credited towards a Masters degree.||One year||Undergraduate degree in a relevant or associated area.|
|Masters by Coursework||Provides advanced specialist or professional training in a particular discipline or interdisciplinary area. It can also lead to professional accreditation.||Normally one to two years. Some Masters courses that offer professional accreditation may be longer than two years.||An undergraduate degree, normally at honours level or equivalent, e.g. Postgraduate Diploma and/or relevant professional experience.|