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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.
Research & Insights
THE FUTURE OF WORK
Watch Anders Sorman-Nilsson discuss trends impacting industry today and how students can gain a competitive edge in the work place of the future.
DEFINE YOUR ARCHITECTURAL IDENTITY
The Master of Architecture at the University of Sydney will help define your identity as an architect. You will be immersed in the most rigorous architecture program in Australia. Leading academics Lee Stickells, Michael Tawa and Dagmar Reinhardt explain why the Master of Architecture at the University of Sydney is the best decision for your career. Find out more about this degree
CONTROLLING THE NATION’S WEIGHT
Does controlling our weight matter to you? Professor Stephen Simpson's unconventional research has led to new insights into the global obesity epidemic. Learn more about our multidisciplinary research into obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease at sydney.edu.au/perkins
IMPROVING CHILDREN’S LITERACY
Does improving children's literacy matter to you? Professor Robyn Ewing's School Drama Project uses drama techniques in the classroom to improve children's literacy and life skills. Learn more about our research by visiting our Faculty of Education and Social Work website.
Game of Homes: How honeybees choose a nest
Our researchers explain how bees find their new homes. Find out more about science, technology and engineering.
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