Where will postgraduate study lead you?
Postgraduate Information Evening
Join us on Wednesday 18 May to find out about our wide range of master’s and PhD degrees, research scholarships and how to apply.
Challenging conventions in and out of the classroom
By being immersed in the latest business issues and theories while gaining in-market experience, students from the University of Sydney Business School are uniquely positioned to challenge conventions, disrupt the status quo and adapt to new ways of thinking. Through their experiences and access to unparalleled networks, our students are able to make a positive impact in their organisations, and generate better economic and social outcomes.
Number 1 in Australia for graduate employability
Our graduates are ranked first in Australia and 14th in the world by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016.
When new technology arrives, new habits follow. The University of Sydney Law School has recently undertaken a survey into teen sexting, in order to understand perceptions of the practice as well as public and media discourse around it. Around 47% of those surveyed had sent or received a sext, reinforcing the need for education and legal clarification around the practice.
Housing affordability—a contradiction in terms
The crisis in housing affordability has seen first-home owners and low wage earners driven out of the Sydney market. A team of architects and urban planning experts at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning have explored potential levers for change including robust design of small spaces, smart density, increased supply and not-for-profit housing.
How mobile phones could save us from obesity
Researchers at the University of Sydney have designed a world-first mobile phone intervention for young people at risk of obesity. Called TXT2BFIT, the program uses text messages, a mobile phone app, emails, diet resources and personalised coaching calls. Participants in the program lost weight, increased physical activity, ate more vegetables and drank fewer sugary drinks.
Art expresses the hidden world around us
Sydney College of the Arts lecturers David Haines and Joyce Hinterding have recently held a major exhibition at the MCA, in which they explored the ‘unseen energies that surround us’. These included low frequency radio waves, television signals, paranormal events, satellite transmissions and psychic forces. The pair sought to reveal these to the audience through work that draws on science, the occult and philosophy.
Understanding and predicting the demise of a city
A team of University of Sydney archaeologists have used groundbreaking laser imaging to map central Angkor and identify how unstable climate change damaged the city's water system and contributed to its demise. These learnings relate to contemporary issues such as low-density urbanism and the risks of climate change.
Cannabis opens new doors in medicine
A $33.7 million gift to the University of Sydney places Australia at the forefront of medicinal cannabinoid research. The donation by Barry and Joy Lambert is the largest gift ever made to research at the University of Sydney, and holds the promise of achieving innovative and effective new medicines to alleviate the suffering of countless numbers of people.
Turning insight into opportunity
This era of big data presents incredible opportunities - smarter cities, business innovation, scientific discoveries and personalised healthcare. The opportunities start with the use of data and technology.
Understanding the dangers of agility for start-ups
Agility is being prescribed as a rule for success amongst Australia’s growing technology-led start-ups and small businesses. While "agile" could help some companies to innovate, agility alone is not enough – it’s the thinking behind innovation that is difficult to replicate. Immersed in the latest business issues while gaining in-market experience and access to unparalleled networks, students from the University of Sydney Business School are uniquely positioned to build long-term value by challenging conventions and adapting to new ways of thinking.
Postgraduate options at Sydney
Single units of study
We offer a range of units of study, each of which may be ideal for professional development or to explore subjects of general interest. If you subsequently enrol in an award course, it may be possible to credit these units towards a formal qualification.
Graduate certificates are intended for people who want to undertake a short academic training course to further their career, or to sample further study. They typically require six months of full-time study.
Graduate diplomas are normally based on master’s programs but require less time commitment. They are an excellent option for students who do not want to commit to a full master’s, but still need a solid grounding in their chosen field. They typically require one year of full-time study.
Master’s programs are ideal for graduates who need specialised knowledge and skills that will help them take the next step in their career or develop academic expertise. They typically require between one and two years of full-time study.
PhD and research
A research degree requires in-depth study in a specialised area. A research student undertakes a major thesis, supervised by a staff member. It is usually possible to upgrade from the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), provided satisfactory progress is made in the first year.
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