Reach your full potential and master your career with a postgraduate degree.
Master the unknown
Postgraduate study can propel your career forwards or shift it in a new direction. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experience for whatever comes next, turning a future of uncertainty into a world of possibilities.
UQ postgraduate programs
Postgraduate study refers to advanced programs designed to help people master their career. These degrees build upon the knowledge you’ve acquired from your undergraduate degree and/or work experience, allowing you to update your skills and boost your confidence.
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Refresh your skill set and boost your career confidence with a graduate certificate. Covering the core units of a master’s degree, a graduate certificate typically takes 6 months of full-time study (or part-time equivalent).
This is the ideal postgraduate degree if you’d like to dig deeper into your area of study but you’re unable to commit to a full master’s degree. A graduate diploma can usually be completed in 1 year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent).
For the most comprehensive postgraduate studies, choose a master’s degree. The program will take a little longer (1.5-2 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent), but you’ll graduate with an unparalleled depth of knowledge and expertise.
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How you can study
We offer flexibility so your study can suit your needs and lifestyle.
Ready to start your journey?
The most common prerequisite for postgraduate studies is a relevant bachelor’s degree. However, if you have significant work experience, you may be able to enrol in a graduate certificate without a bachelor’s degree. This will then allow you to progress into the related graduate diploma or master’s program, provided you do well in your courses.
How to apply
Once you’ve decided which program to pursue and have checked the eligibility and entry requirements, you can apply online using the code provided on your selected program’s webpage.
There are two intakes per year for applications for postgraduate study. You can choose to commence your studies in Semester 1 or Semester 2 of the same year. You can view closing dates for Semester 1 and Semester 2 applications on UQ's Academic Calendar.
UQ offers a range of scholarships that will support your postgraduate journey. Enjoy the full benefits of your postgraduate program with peace of mind.View scholarships
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Postgraduate study guide
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Plan your career with postgraduate study
We've built a guide to answer the most common questions about postgraduate education to help you choose the best path forward.
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