UWA Postgraduate | Masters | University of Western Australia

Set yourself apart with a UWA postgrad


Congratulations on taking the first step to pursuing your postgrad studies at UWA.

Postgrad qualifications are increasingly becoming an expectation in the global workforce and can be the defining factor in a successful career. Choosing to undertake a higher degree at UWA is one of the best investments you can make in yourself.

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What are my study options?


UWA offers a range of postgraduate coursework degrees designed to help you develop a thorough understanding of an area of study, diversify your educational background or obtain specific vocational training.

Coursework degrees include:

  • Graduate Certificates
  • Graduate Diplomas
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Preliminary courses
  • Masters by coursework
  • Professional Practice Masters
  • Professional Doctorates
  • Clinical Doctorates

Admission Steps:

  1. Check application dates
  2. Check the admission requirements
  3. Check your documentation
  4. Apply online


A postgraduate research course involves an intensive research component. Through the research process you will extend your understanding of the subject area, develop advanced analytical and project management skills as well as the ability to work independently.

Research degrees include:

  • Masters by thesis and coursework
  • Masters by research
  • Professional Doctorates, including Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Admission steps:

  1. Find a supervisor
  2. Select a topic and write your research proposal
  3. Lodge your application


Honours involves undertaking an additional year of study (or equivalent part-time) at the end of your bachelor's degree, and incorporates a combination of coursework and a dissertation, although this may vary from school to school. Your honours study will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills as an independent researcher under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in your chosen area.

Admission steps:

  1. Choose your specialisation
  2. Check the admission requirements
  3. Contact your school and discuss your interest
  4. Apply online via OASys

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