At the University of Melbourne, we offer a range of postgraduate qualifications to suit your career aspirations and passions. If you’re not ready to commit to a master’s degree yet, our graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, Melbourne MicroCerts and short courses are great options that allow you to flexibly undertake study.
Discover all our postgraduate options and find a course that suits you.
Designed to give you fundamental knowledge in an area of study, a graduate certificate is a great way to learn a new discipline. Our graduate certificates are also perfect for those with professional experience looking to upskill.
Many graduate certificates are considered a stepping stone qualification and can serve as entry into a graduate diploma or master’s degree upon successful completion if you want to pursue further study.
A graduate certificate can be completed in as little as one semester full-time.
Students wanting to sample a formal postgraduate qualification to gain fundamental knowledge sought after by employers.
Build on your learnings from a graduate certificate with a graduate diploma. Offering additional elective units of study, you can continue to explore specialisations within your chosen field by studying many of the same subjects offered in our master’s programs.
A graduate diploma can be completed in one year of full-time study.
Students wanting to explore a range of additional elective units beyond core subjects within an area of study.
If you’re looking to gain in-demand skills and get a competitive edge in your career, our Melbourne MicroCerts are a flexible way to gain a digital certification you can share with your network.
Focused on specific skills and knowledge relevant to your industry, our micro-credentials are short, 100% online, and designed to suit your lifestyle. They are also rigorously assessed, empowering you with relevant skills that will benefit your future career.
Our certifications can be completed as a one-off or you can stack a range of Melbourne MicroCerts together to build up to a full degree over time.
Usually 4 – 6 weeks.
Students already working in industry who are seeking a competitive edge to advance their career with a digital certification they can share.
From professional development seminars to short-term intensives, we offer a range of courses for those looking to build on their professional skills or pursue their passions.
Become proficient in a new skillset, explore a new hobby and gain relevant knowledge with our diverse offering of short courses.
Ranging from one day to six weeks.
Students with a personal or professional passion that they’d like to explore without needing a formal certification.
If you’re looking to change career or specialise in a field of study, our master’s degrees are perfect for you! These formal qualifications are often a requirement to gain entry to practice or are highly sought after by employers to demonstrate higher learning.
Our master’s degrees will give you the opportunity to complete core units and a range of elective subjects. Some programs also offer capstone options including a research project or professional practice experience to take your skills to the next level.
Two years full-time.
Students wanting to gain entry to practice, change career or specialise in a field of study.