Postgraduate study

Tackle society's big issues alongside world-leading thinkers in a postgraduate degree at UNSW.    

Our postgraduate options

To be a postgraduate student, you will have completed undergraduate studies at a university-type level.

  • Postgraduate coursework

    (1-2 years)

    Postgraduate coursework involves units of study presented in lectures and tutorials that can include group work with fellow students, assignments and exams. You can choose to do a Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma or a Masters Degree. Degrees are around 1-2 years long. 

  • Postgraduate research

    (2-4 years)

    Postgraduate research involves doing research under the supervision of an academic with expertise in the area. You will write a thesis or other piece of written or creative work. You can choose to do a Masters Degree by Research or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Research degrees are 2-4 years long. For more information go to

Degree areas

We offer world class degrees across nine faculties

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