The Melbourne Model

A different way of thinking

As Australia’s leading university in the world’s most liveable city, it’s only fitting that we offer a world-class educational model – the first of its kind in Australia. We call it the Melbourne Model.

Flexible and focused, the Melbourne Model is a globally competitive curriculum that combines broad undergraduate studies with a professional specialisation at graduate level.

Today's competitive job market and workplace demand forward-thinking graduates who are skilled and resilient, having both an undergraduate and a higher-level graduate degree will help you stand out from the rest.

How does it work?

  • You start with an undergraduate (bachelors) degree or an undergraduate+graduate degree package.
  • Over three years you’ll develop a deep understanding of a particular study area – your major.
  • You’ll also study subjects from outside your main study area – we call this breadth.
  • After your undergraduate degree, you can enter the workforce or progress to a specialised graduate masters degree. You’ll earn a competitive internationally recognised qualification and the skills and knowledge required for expert professional practice.
  • If your passion is research, you might go on to further study with our highly regarded PhD program.

The Melbourne Advantage

Learn the best way

Our distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe.

We want you to create your own study path, with the power to choose your own direction and explore new options along the way. This is important in a world where careers are changing fast and employers value independent thinking.

Few people graduating today will stay in the same industry forever. With our degrees, you can build the right skills to adapt and to change successfully.

Learn from the best

Your teachers are internationally renowned researchers and industry leaders – including Nobel Laureates and distinguished fellows of international societies.

Your connections

Melbourne draws high-achievers from more countries than any other Australian university. Our students and alumni are entrepreneurial, engaged and always on the lookout for new experiences. Whatever your passion, you'll find others here who share it.

Students and industry

In our undergraduate and graduate degree, hands-on industry and work experiences are available through internships, volunteering, engaging with the community, or industry projects.