Postgraduate study options

You can further your professional goals with a range of different postgraduate course types:

Graduate certificate

The graduate certificate broadens the skills and knowledge already gained from an undergraduate degree or develops your vocational skills in a new area.

Entry requirements

Applicants usually require a bachelor degree but, in certain cases, relevant work experience may be recognised.


Generally six months’ full-time study or part-time equivalent.


This degree comprises coursework, project work and research in varying combinations. It is designed to enhance your professional skills or help you acquire a deeper understanding of a specific area of knowledge. The advantage of completing a master by coursework is the high level of tutorial advice and study guidance.

Entry requirements

Normally a bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma. If you lack formal qualifications but possess relevant experience, you may be eligible to enrol in a graduate certificate or graduate diploma. Provided your performance meets the required standard, you can then qualify for admission to a master by coursework.


Varies due to the range of entry pathways, but most require the equivalent of two years’ full-time study.

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