Postgraduate Coursework

Postgraduate Coursework

Upskill, specialise and excel

Studying a UOW coursework program will help you shine in your career.  You will develop practical, relevant skills based on the latest findings and practices from around the globe.  Your degree is completed through subjects focusing in particular disciplines or professional areas.  Some coursework degrees also offer research subjects.

Similar to undergraduate study, postgraduate coursework assessments are based on a combination of written assignments, presentations, formal examinations, class participation and practical exercises.  

Coursework options

Masters by coursework (1.5–2 years)
For those looking to take the next step, a Masters degree from UOW can take your current career to the next level, qualify you to start your specialist career, or help you change career paths. Many programs offer a choice of specialisation to match a particular area of interest. Admission normally requires students to hold a recognised Bachelor degree in an area related to the degree they wish to complete. However, there are many exceptions like the MBA, Master of Business and the Master of Professional Accounting, where recognised qualifications are accepted from any study discipline. If your undergraduate studies are not from a related field, you may complete a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate to bridge the knowledge gap. For many degrees the subjects studied will be credited to the Masters degree.

Graduate Diploma (1 year)
Graduate Certificate (6 months)

These courses are designed for students who may be: seeking to take a different educational direction from their Bachelor degree; looking for a pathway into a Masters degree, but do not have a Bachelor degree, but hold other academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience who wish to progress to a Masters degree; ƒ seeking a professional development course at postgraduate level.

Delivery mode

On Campus
This is our most common mode of delivery and will see you attend classes at a UOW campus between Monday and Friday, during regular class hours of 8.30am – 5.30pm.
Evening classes
This option offers classes after 5.30pm to help make attending classes convenient for students with commitments during the day.
Weekend classes
Some faculties offer postgraduate subjects on weekends,making it easier to fit your study around your life.
Distance and online delivery
UOW integrates online learning into most of our subjects. This may include online tutorials and class discussions, and the review and submission of assessments. A number of degrees are available entirely by distance, allowing you to study from wherever you happen to be.
Block delivery
Some of our postgraduate degrees are offered in successive full-day classes allowing you to rapidly cover course material.

To find out the mode type for the course you are interested in, see Course Handbook.



Last reviewed: 17 March, 2016