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Big commitment, big reward

Whether you’re moving up the ladder, changing direction or acquiring specialist knowledge, a qualification from the University of Canberra can help get you there. Postgraduate study is the perfect way to achieve career progression, increase your earning potential and open greater career opportunities.

On average, UC graduates with a postgraduate degree earn up to 28% more than those with undergraduate degree. So, let’s get started. Explore your postgraduate study options with the University of Canberra below.

*Good Universities Guide 2021

Balancing study with your lifestyle

We know going back to study and working full-time can be daunting but we are here for you every step of the way. UC’s flexible nature makes juggling workloads, family and social commitments possible.

Flexible learning

Our flexible learning solutions allow you to select online or in-person learning styles that work for you.

Part-time study

Part-time study is a great way to ensure you’re not taking on more than you can handle.

Study when it suits you

Choose from lectures, tutorials and workshops at the time of day that suit you. Many of our lectures can also be viewed online.

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Complete your degree in stages

If you haven't studied for some time or are worried about how to juggle your life with university, then don't feel like you have to dive in headfirst. Our master level courses have two clear exit points where you will still receive a qualification if you decide Master level study isn't for you.

Graduate Certificate
(6 months full-time)

If you decide after 6 months that study isn’t for you, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate in your field.

Graduate Diploma
(1 years full-time)

You can typically exit your degree with a Graduate Diploma after 1 year of study.

Master Degree By Coursework
(1.5-2 years full-time)

If you’ve enjoyed the study journey, a full master by coursework will typically take 1.5-2 years full-time to complete.

Experience counts

Whether you’ve studied a degree in the past, completed a certificate at CIT or Tafe, or have experience in the workplace, there has never been a better time to invest in yourself and upskill. There are a number of entry options for those who aren’t starting their degree directly from school. Depending on your previous qualifications or work experience, you may also be eligible to gain credit for units within your degree, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helping you to finish your studies sooner.

Don't miss a key date

Winter Term 2021 commencement

Semester 2 2021 orientation week

Semester 2 2021 commence­ment

* Applications received after this date will still be considered, however we strongly recommend that you submit your application on time to allow for sufficient processing before the commencement period.

Money matters

Worried about how you’ll afford your degree? The University of Canberra is a registered FEE-HELP provider, meaning domestic students can begin study now and pay course fees later through your income tax. To find out if you’re eligible use the eligibility calculator on the study assist website.

Some courses also provide Commonwealth Supported Places, meaning the government subsidises your course fees. To find out if this applies to your degree, simply navigate to the fees tab in your online course listing.

UC also offers a variety of scholarships to assist you with living costs, textbooks, accommodation, relocation or contribution towards your fees. Simply submit one application, and you’ll be considered for every scholarship for which you’re eligible.


I decided to study postgrad because I was looking for career progression and personal growth. The flexibility and delivery format were things that sold me on UC.

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Explore our campus accommodation

Our Canberra campus is a small community-focused learning environment specifically designed to accommodate study, work and play. As a first year student you also get guaranteed accommodation.

Campus West »

This accommodation village offers the largest range of living options and the lowest room-rate on campus and a community atmosphere. Facilities include a volleyball court and outdoor and indoor entertainment areas.

$142 - $359 

1 - 13 

5 min

Cooper Lodge »

Located in the heart of campus, this state-of-the-art building contains 296 fully furnished apartments. There are study rooms on each floor, a piano room with a six foot grand piano and a balcony with city views.

$203 - $324 

Studio - 5 

1 min

UC Lodge »

Located right next to the UC Library, there are 353 individual apartments in this new building. Facilities feature common areas, cooking facilities, private study rooms, a theatre room, laundry services and a rooftop terrace.

$203 - $324 

Studio - 5 

1 min

Weeden Lodge »

With 309 apartments, this residence is located in the heart of Belconnen; close to shopping, restaurants, bus exchange and Lake Ginninderra, while still being just a short walk to campus.

$165 - $289 

Studio - 7 

15 min

Discover Canberra

If you're relocating to Canberra or if you've lived here forever, this place was built for you. Somewhere between all the fresh air, the foodie explosion and an amazing cultural scene, you'll discover the World's most liveable city.

Canberra has the highest employment rate in Australia, the highest average salary, well established infrastructure and services and a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. You'll love calling this place home.

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