Are you considering postgraduate study?
At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences we’ve designed our postgraduate courses with you in mind.
We have a proud tradition of producing high calibre graduates who are innovative thinkers and professional frontrunners in contemporary Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Our postgraduate programs are taught by leading academic staff in a supportive and vibrant environment.
Discover the possibilities of a postgraduate degree
Postgraduate coursework students undertake units of study rather than research work, usually through lectures and tutorials.
Gaining a postgraduate qualification allows you to:
- Pursue the career you want with industry relevant knowledge and skills.
- Undertake tailored professional development.
- Gain professional accreditation and stand out from other candidates.
- Change your career.
- Take advantage of flexible study options; many courses are designed to fit around your commitments.
- Further your passion for learning and research.
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences offer professionally relevant, socially engaged and intellectually stimulating postgraduate programs.
Postgraduate degrees reimagined
We are constantly reviewing and enhancing our postgraduate degrees to reflect the evolving needs of our students and the workforce.
Professional development and accreditation
Our professional development degrees give you more ways to undertake specialisated study and develop your professional skills:
Many of our professional development degrees also provide professional accreditation, including seven specialisations in the Master of Education and three degree options for linguists:
We have overhauled the structure of our postgraduate degrees to recognise your level of relevant professional experience and offer a structure suited to the individual.
Experienced students will now be able to complete a streamlined Masters degree in just one year; while students with less professional experience will study for 1.5 or 2 years.
Our postgraduate coursework degrees now include straightforward research pathways. Our highest performing students can carry out research within their coursework degree with a view to a future Higher Degree in Research such as a Master of Research or a PhD.
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Postgraduate degreesContact Us
UNSW Medicine offers Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate levels of coursework in five areas of study. As a postgraduate student at UNSW Medicine you will benefit from our flexible degree structure, leading researchers and academics, industry links and numerous scholarship opportunities.
Health Data ScienceThis pioneering program looks at the science and art of generating data-driven solutions through comprehension of complex real-world health problems, employing critical thinking and analytics to derive knowledge from (big) data. An exciting new discipline arising at the intersection of (bio)statistics, computer science, and health, the program provides students with access to leading experts, postgraduate students will be part of Australia’s first research centre dedicated to health research using big data.
For enrolment and course information go to the Health Data Science program page
Forensic Mental HealthThis pioneering program navigates students through the intersecting disciplines of Law and Psychiatry using state of the art technology and the expertise of leaders within the field of Forensic Mental Health. In addition to providing students with access to leading experts in Forensic Mental Health, postgraduate students will be part of one of the pre-eminent psychiatric schools in Australia and one of the leading university groups internationally.
For enrolment and course information go to the Forensic Mental Health program page
Pharmaceutical MedicineAdvance your career in the pharmaceutical industry or make a career change by enrolling in a postgraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine. This is Australasia’s leading postgraduate program in the field. It produces graduates with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful contribution to medicines research, development and access working across the pharmaceutical industry, academic health centres or government with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of individuals.
For enrolment and course information go to the Pharmaceutical Medicine program page
Public Health and Community MedicineThe School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) is a leading postgraduate educator in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region – we offer Masters of Public and International Public Health, Master of Health Management and Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence, as well as various specialisation streams. Our programs offer personalised, flexible and innovative learning in fully online, fully face-to-face or blended modes. We have also pioneered programs in the Plus Alliance for a truly global learning experience. The school is a dynamic, international community of staff, alumni, practitioners and students - also has an extensive and engaged alumni network, and numerous graduates of the program are now leaders in the health sector.
For enrolment and course information go to the Public Health and Community Medicine program page
Women’s and Children’s HealthOffering programs in Reproductive Medicine and Women's Health Medicine the School of Women’s and Children’s Health provides innovative education research that translates into excellence in care for women. Students will benefit from the program’s excellent track record, constantly refreshed course content, a flexible study environment (including a ground-breaking fully online postgraduate programs), a global student cohort and access to some of the best clinical and laboratory based academics, teachers and researchers.
For enrolment and course information go to the Reproductive Medicine and Women’s Health Medicine program page