University Courses in Australia
The following qualifications are offered through universities:
This is the main undergraduate program. It is the basic requirement for most professions and takes three to five years of full-time study. Students may opt to study an additional Honours year. A Bachelor degree is essential if you wish to pursue postgraduate studies.
Graduate Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma
These programs may help you extend your knowledge or move you into a field of expertise different to your undergraduate studies. They may also fulfil pre-requisites for a Masters degree, and they take around one year of full-time study to complete. They are coursework-based.
These programs allow you to extend your study in a field beyond an undergraduate and honours level. They take between 18 months and three years to complete. Masters may be taken as either coursework or research, or a combination of both.
Master of Philosophy
These programs develop your independent research skills. They take between 18 months and three years to complete, and are research-based.
These programs are designed for professionals returning to study to improve their professional practice. They take between two and four years of full-time study to complete and are generally coursework-based.
Doctor of Philosophy
These programs provide you with the opportunity of advanced study in a specialised field of research. They take between two and four years of full-time study to complete, and are either research-based or are a combination of research and coursework.