The postgraduate courses listed below have additional special entry requirements. Applications will not be assessed if these requirements are not fulfilled.
Faculty of Creative Arts
Each course of study requires supporting material to be submitted with the application. Please refer to UOW CourseFinder for detailed information and ensure that the required documentation, portfolio material and proposal are enclosed. Honours applications must include a proposal for both the Honours thesis and the creative project (at least 500 words each).
Doctor of Business Administration
DBA applicants must provide a summary of professional experience and demonstrate their ability to access appropriate industry sectors to meet research requirements. Applicants will also be required to attend an interview and submit a 2000-word research proposal.
Graduate Diploma in Education
Applicants must submit a short statement explaining their interest in completing the course. Please include an outline of previous formal or informal teaching experience, as well as:
- First and second preferences for proposed teaching methods (e.g. primary, ESL, history/English, science)
- Letter of Formal Assessment from the Faculty of Education.
Graduate Diploma in Adult Education
Applicants must submit a statement explaining present and past responsibilities related to education and training and why they wish to complete the Graduate Diploma in Adult Education and Training.
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
For graduates of tertiary law courses at institutions other than UOW, it is necessary to have completed subjects equivalent to UOW’s in legal ethics, legal skills training and professional experience. Please refer to the Faculty of Law Practical Training Unit before lodging your application. It is particularly important for international applicants to contact the faculty to discuss the requisites of the course.
Master of Forensic Accounting
If you are a member of CPA Australia, please include a statement quoting your membership number. Please also indicate if you agree to your enrolment being communicated to CPA Australia.
Master of Journalism/Graduate Certificate in Journalism
Applicants must provide a sample of their work published in the print or electronic media. Those who cannot provide samples of such work are required to submit a 750-word opinion article on ‘Journalists—who are they really?’
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
Applicants must indicate whether they intend to study on a full-time or part-time basis.
Please check the Psychology Department's website for progress on your application—this will be published in early December, and will protect your identity. At this time, you will be required to confirm that you wish the Psychology Department to recommend to the university that you be officially offered a place. You will also be informed about available Graduate Diploma research projects, and asked to start the process of choosing your supervisor.
Applicants who completed their undergraduate study at an institution other than UOW will need to indicate whether their degree is complete and enclose a transcript of their university results to date. Results received following submission of an application should be forwarded to the Psychology Department immediately.
Nutrition & Dietetics/Exercise Science/Rehabilitation/some Nursing degrees
The NSW Health Department requires all staff, including students undertaking clinical placements, who are in positions dealing with children and patients vulnerable by reason of health status, to undergo a criminal record clearance prior to employment or placement in any capacity in the NSW Health System. This clearance will be conducted by the NSW Police Service and will be coordinated by NSW Health following enrolment. International students are required to provide an official criminal record clearance, in English, from their home country prior to arrival in Australia.
Once enrolled, nursing students will be required to determine their immunity status for a number of infectious diseases. Students may need to undertake a course of vaccinations.
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration
Applicants must show evidence of two years' full-time relevant professional, supervisory or management experience as outlined in Section 5 of the Postgraduate Coursework Application Form. Relevant professional experience must be supervisory or managerial in nature.
Master of Business Coaching
All applicants will need to attend an interview with the course coordinator.