Whatever goals you may have, a postgraduate degree from UWA creates a world of possibilities.
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About 40 per cent of today’s jobs won’t exist in 20 years (CEDA, 2015) so we believe in better preparation for the careers of the future.

Postgraduate qualifications have become expected in a global workforce and they can be the defining factor in your future career pathway.

Choosing to pursue a higher degree at UWA is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. You’ll learn from experts in your field and make invaluable contacts before you even graduate.

A long and successful career begins with a postgraduate qualification from WA's highest ranked university.

Why pursue a postgraduate qualification?


Intellectual reward

Postgraduate study is intellectually stimulating, personally rewarding and offers you the chance to pursue a specialised area of interest.


Enhanced career success and learning

Postgraduate qualifications mean you are more likely to get promoted into higher paid positions.


A new career direction

Yearning for a change of direction? Further study can open the doors to exciting and novel pathways.


Transferable skills

You will further develop analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills that are highly valued by employers.

In-demand graduates

Our graduates consistently exceed State graduate employment rates and national average starting salaries. UWA graduates have become Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and State and national leaders, as well as recipients of prestigious scholarships, such as Oxford University's Rhodes Scholarship and the Fulbright Senior Scholarship.

A world-class education experience

You’ll have the opportunity to learn from and work with UWA lecturers who are among the very best in the country, including a Nobel Laureate, Australian Laureates, researchers of international standing and multiple award-winners. The University also has one of the best staff-to-student ratios in Australia.

Commitment to research

UWA is committed to the highest standards of international research and is responsible for almost 70 per cent of university-based research in Western Australia. As a research-intensive university, we’re part of the Group of Eight (a coalition of top research universities in the country) and one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network. UWA is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high-quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.

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.

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Postgraduate research courses have an intensive research component. The research process will expand your understanding of the subject area and you'll develop advanced analytical and project management skills as well as the ability to work independently.

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Honours is an additional year of study (or equivalent part-time) at the end of your bachelor's degree. A combination of coursework and a dissertation (although this may vary among faculties) honours study develops your knowledge and skills in independent research under the supervision of an expert staff member in your chosen area.

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