Postgraduate students

A postgraduate degree from Murdoch can help you to expand on your bachelor’s degree and gain new insights to complement your professional development.


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What is a postgraduate degree?

A postgraduate degree typically refers to certain degrees you are only eligible to study at the completion of an undergraduate degree.

You can choose between a master's degree, graduate diploma, graduate certificate, which usually take one to two years to complete.

A postgraduate degree often comprises of either coursework, a dissertation or project, or vocational studies.

Your postgraduate degree can focus on something completely different to your undergraduate degree (although some courses may have certain undergraduate prerequisites), or you can choose a degree that will build on the knowledge and skills you acquired in your bachelor's degree.

Entry requirements for a postgraduate degree

Entry to a postgraduate degree usually requires, at a minimum, the completion of an undergraduate degree or relevant life experience and knowledge.

Where can I complete a postgraduate degree?

Postgraduate degrees must be completed at an accredited university.

You can complete your postgraduate degree at the same university you completed your undergraduate degree, or you may choose to attend a different university.

By choosing Murdoch you'll benefit from joining a community where free-thinking and support go hand-in-hand. From flexible learning and hands-on experience, to study groups and social clubs, Murdoch gives you the help you need to forge your own path.

The benefits of postgraduate study

  • Increase your employability – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) reports that 89.6% of students are employed at the end of their postgraduate course, compared to 84.1% of undergraduates.
  • Gain industry experience – Murdoch courses offer a mixture of theory and practical work focusing on real-world applicability, providing opportunities to undertake industry work placements or complete real-world projects for industry partners in your field. 
  • Increase your earning potential – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) reports that postgraduates earn on average $20,000 more than those with an undergraduate degree.
  • Study on your terms – Murdoch offers flexible study arrangements allowing you to up-skill whilst you’re still earning. You can study full-time, part-time, on-campus or online.
  • Be rewarded – Murdoch awards over $2.5 million in scholarships each year.
  • Study in Perth – renowned for its magnificent weather, pristine beaches and close ties to the booming Asian economies, Western Australia is an attractive place to live, work and study.

Where can a postgraduate degree take me?

Once you've successfully completed your postgraduate degree, you can either enter the workforce with a clear advantage or continue with your study and pursue a Doctoral Degree (PhD).

 “I was drawn to Murdoch because it has a unique teaching style which offers a bit of theory but is also very applied and interactive. 

Claire Smith, Master of Development Studies

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