Welcome from the Dean of Coursework Studies

Congratulations on your decision to continue your education at The University of Western Australia. Postgraduate qualifications have become expected in a global workforce and they can be the defining factor in your future career pathway.

Whether you're planning to do honours, a professional degree, a coursework degree or a research project, our postgraduate courses will provide you with a solid, far-reaching education that sharpens your creative and critical thinking. Your UWA degree will help you to develop the ability to work anywhere in the world while being able to accept and adapt to change.

Completing an honours degree prepares you for higher-degree study at master's and PhD level, and demonstrates to prospective employers a higher capacity for independent learning and research.

If you've chosen to pursue a professional qualification, you will be completing a postgraduate course having finished your undergraduate bachelor's degree course. Having both an undergraduate and a postgraduate qualification will give you a competitive edge in a global workforce when you enter your profession.

Postgraduate coursework provides you with the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of an area of study, diversify your educational background and/or obtain specific vocational training.

A postgraduate research course involves an intensive research component. Through the research process you will not only extend your understanding of the subject area, but develop advanced analytical and project management skills and the ability to work independently. All of these skills are highly valued in the workforce and essential to an academic career.

Thank you for choosing UWA as the next step towards your future career.

Professor Graham Brown and Associate Professor Annette George
Acting Deans of Coursework Studies

UWA offers postgraduate degree courses by coursework and/or research.

Coursework

Postgraduate coursework provides you with the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of an area of study, diversify your educational background and/or obtain specific professional training.

Research

A postgraduate research course involves an intensive research component. Through the research process you will not only extend your understanding of your subject area, but develop advanced analytical and project management skills and the ability to work independently. All of these skills are highly valued in the workplace and are essential to an academic or research career.

Course listing

Listing by course type

Professional courses

Students who choose to pursue a professional qualification will complete a postgraduate course after finishing their undergraduate bachelor's degree course.

Having both an undergraduate and a postgraduate qualification will give you a competitive edge in a global workforce when you enter your profession.

Postgraduate courses that lead to a professional qualification in the relevant field are:

Current students are welcome to discuss any plans for postgraduate study with an adviser in their assigned Student Office who can assist in planning their undergraduate studies accordingly.

Listing by faculty

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Listed below are the postgraduate courses administered by the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education. To access information on each course, click on the relevant degree title.

Postgraduate courses

Graduate certificates
Graduate diplomas
Higher degree by research preliminary
Master's degrees
Higher doctorates
Packaged double award

Research degrees

These degrees are administered by the Graduate Research School

Master's degree by research (thesis and creative work)
Master's degree by research (thesis only)
PhD
Doctorate by Research

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Listed below are the postgraduate courses administered by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. To access information on each course, click on the relevant degree title.

Postgraduate courses

Graduate certificates
Graduate diplomas
Higher degree by research preliminary
Master's degrees
Higher doctorates

Postgraduate combined courses

Combined postgraduate (coursework only and thesis only)

Research degrees

These degrees are administered by the Graduate Research School

Master's degree by research (thesis only)
PhD

Faculty of Science

Listed below are the postgraduate courses administered by the Faculty of Science. To access information on each course, click on the relevant degree title.

Postgraduate courses

Graduate certificates
Graduate diplomas
Higher degree by research preliminary
Master's degrees
Higher doctorates

Postgraduate combined courses

Combined postgraduate (coursework only and thesis only)

Research degrees

These degrees are administered by the Graduate Research School

Master's degree by research (thesis only)
PhD

Graduate Research School