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The world may have changed, but there’s no need to put your study ambitions on hold. 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.
In response to the COVID-19 environment, UC courses are being delivered through our virtual campus until the government advises it is safe to return to normal. With a range of remote-access classes and workshops, video lectures, support services and ways interact with your classmates, you can get a head start on building a better future for yourself, all from your home.
Receiving a postgrad qualification from UC allows you to refocus your career, increase your earning potential and open up global employment opportunities. You’ll get the skills and confidence to get that promotion you’ve always wanted and expand your earning potential. Whether it's securing future employment in an executive role, in senior management or as an entrepreneur, UC students with a postgraduate degree earn 28% more than those with undergraduate qualifications*.
You’ll also find certainty in employment, with 93% of our postgraduate students being employed upon graduation*, making University of Canberra ACT’s #1 university for graduate employment.
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.
Our flexible learning solutions allow you to select online or in-person learning styles that work for you.
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.
In response to the COVID-19 environment, UC has transitioned to a virtual campus. Get a head start on building a better future for yourself - All from your home.
Semester 2 on-time* application deadline
Semester 2 orientation week
Semester 2 commencement
Semester 1 census date
* 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.
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.
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.
The UC Uplift Package is designed to support you, with pathway options to study at the University of Canberra, no matter your situation.
You could be eligible for recognition of prior learning and work experience to gain credit in a course, allowing you to complete your degree sooner.
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.
Master of Strategic Communication
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