Why Postgrad?

7 reasons to study postgrad at UOW

Choosing to go back to uni, or to stay at uni for a postgraduate degree is a big decision. So if you’re contemplating the move, here are just a few reasons why people have chosen postgraduate study at UOW.

  1. Join Australia's top-rated university for postgraduate study
    The federal government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) has ranked UOW as equal first in Australia for overall postgraduate study. UOW is the 12th best modern university in the world and we are also ranked by global employers to be in the top one per cent of universities worldwide for the quality of our graduates. These stats not only mean you’ll receive a world-class education, you’ll also receive a degree that will be recognised and respected by employers throughout the world. 
  2. Earn more
    The QILT Graduates Outcomes Survey 2016 shows the postgraduate median starting salary is $80,000. This is over $22,000 more than those with only an undergraduate degree, whose median salary is $57,900. It’s a considerable difference that makes the investment of a postgraduate degree worthwhile.
  3. Specialise or diversify
    By studying for a UOW postgraduate degree you can gain highly valued, specialised skills that will help you become a leader in your industry. Alternatively you can diversify your skills by choosing a course in a complementary field or industry.
  4. Build your network
    At UOW we connect over 30,000 students from more than 130 nations to learn and discover. Every person you meet can help further your career and open the door to new and exciting opportunities. As a university with a presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, our students and graduates are connected with global employers from around the world. Find out more.
  5. Learn more, quickly
    Expand your knowledge base beyond your workplace and compress a decade of on-the-job experience into a few short years with an industry-focused degree. A postgraduate degree will ensure you’re up-to-date with the best practises and leading trends of your industry.
  6. Get the tools to excel
    UOW’s size means that we are truly student-centred, providing students with individual attention, available staff, and a personal approach. From the day you become a UOW student, you can expect guidance and support.
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  7. Get employed
    The QILT Graduates Outcomes Survey 2016 found more than 85 per cent of coursework postgraduates secure full-time employment within four months, compared to 70.9 per cent of undergraduates. Your skills will be recognised for high-profile, financially rewarding positions.

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Keiren Corbyn - Principal - MEd 

“My degree has been very flexible. Over time I have adjusted both my major and my study loads to fit in with my interests and personal circumstances. During my studies, I was successful in gaining a promotion and securing a permanent role in educational leadership as an Assistant Principal. My daily decisions are better informed and I move forward in my career with a greater level of confidence as a result of my postgraduate studies.”

Keiren Corbyn

Assistant Principal

Master of Education (Educational Leadership)

Last reviewed: 17 October, 2017