UWA Handbook 2017

Postgraduate courses

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


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.

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Professional courses

Postgraduate 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.

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Schedules 1: Dates

Schedules 2: Fees