Why study postgrad?

UOW offers a dynamic learning environment – one where you're more than just a number.

Established in 1951, UOW has been recognised by Federal and State Government schemes and by independent analysts as being a leading provider of high quality education and world-class research in Australia. .

Our size means you are an individual to us, and we're proud to provide you with an environment where you can make the most of our connections, facilities, location and support. You will have the opportunity to form close relationships with staff across our campuses, while working with recognised experts in our units.

Reasons to study postgrad at UOW

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Awards and rankings

UOW is globally ranked among the world's top 250 universities, and is one of Australia's best for employer satisfaction.

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Global presence

With a presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, UOW's students and graduates are connected with global employers around the world.

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Tools to excel

From the day you become a UOW student, you can expect guidance and support. Our size means we provide students with individual attention and a personal approach.

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. KIEREN CORBYNASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, MASTER OF EDUCATION (EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP)

Postgraduate connections

UOW has active partnerships with more than 150 universities in research, teaching and exchange, as well as with corporations, organisations and government bodies around the world.

A few of our postgraduate connections
Avexa CRC for Smart Services Motorola
Australian Bureau of Statistics CSIRO NASA Johnson Space Centre
Australian Greenhouse Office Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO) National Oceans Office
Apple Computer Australia Defence Signals Directorate Nestle Australia Ltd
Australian Federal and State Police Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) Rio Tinto Technology
BlueScope Steel Ltd Food Science Australia Telstra Corporation
Boston Scientific Geosciences Australia Uncle Toby’s
Bushfire CRC Integral Energy US Naval Academy
Cancer Council of NSW Master Foods World Health Organisation
CRC for Rail Innovation Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Care Centre (New York)  


UOW is involved in many diverse research and development projects, and is a major partner in Wollongong’s Innovation Campus, a research, development and technology facility that will help secure the city’s future as a centre for excellence in information technology and telecommunications.

We are a pioneer in intelligent polymer research with strategic links and alliances around the globe, and are leading the way in crime prevention with funding to establish a Global Centre of Excellence in Transnational Crime Prevention.

Our Graduate School of Medicine – opened in 2007 – is helping redress the critical shortage of doctors in regional and rural Australia.

Academic staff

Postgraduate research and coursework students work closely with recognised experts in UOW's research units and institutes. Postgraduate coursework students develop skills based on the latest research and trends, while postgraduate research students receive guidance from two supervisors.

Explore our faculties for further information on our expert academic staff.


Students have access to computer laboratories, an award-winning library (24-hour access), a statistical consulting service (applied statistics is available to students undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy or Masters degree) and modern faculty facilities.


Wollongong is a peaceful place to work and study, and combines the benefits of being situated in a major commercial and industrial centre with a relaxed lifestyle and natural surroundings. You can enjoy bush, beaches, mountains, national parks and rivers – all are within easy reach.

Support & services

Wollongong residents benefit from a lower cost of living and easy access to both Sydney and Canberra via freeways and electric train.

Childcare facilities, with qualified early childhood staff, are available through UniCentre Children’s Services. Two day-care centres are open 51 weeks of the year, catering for children aged six weeks to five years. Out-of-school-hours and holiday care is also available for children aged five to 12 years.

Wollongong UniCentre offers a variety of services including cafés, restaurants, bar, conference facilities, bank, bookshop, post office, travel agency, dry cleaner, hairdresser and medical services. You can also use the world-class UniActive sports and recreation centre and join a range of clubs and societies – social, sporting, cultural or humanitarian.