Graduate Studies Choices

UWA has developed the Graduate Studies Choices program in response to a growing need for a multi-disciplinary postgraduate degree.

In the modern world, many professions require knowledge and skills in more than one discipline. With the Graduate Certificate in Studies and a Master of Studies you can select postgraduate units from multiple disciplines which meet your individual professional and personal interests.

I chose a Master of Studies as it gave me the flexibility to study across disciplines. I believe that in this complex world the kind of thinking that will be needed to solve problems will be interdisciplinary and I love that my course sets me up for this kind of world. Amy McDermott, Master of Studies student

Graduate Certificate in Studies (00200)

Course Length: Six months of full-time study (or equivalent part-time) which is equivalent to 24 points of taught study.

Further information

Master of Studies (00500)

After completing four units (24 points) you nominate an area or discipline in which you take a minimum of four ‘core’ units (24 points). This may include a research-based project. Other units may be selected from multiple disciplines to inform study in this area. In total a minimum of 12 units must be completed.

Course Length: Two years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time) which is equivalent to 96 points of taught study. Credit is available for up to 24 points for previous university study.

Further information

Choosing units

Units must be chosen in consultation with a course advisor. Recommended units in all disciplines are available to select from. In special circumstances, other units can be selected, provided you fulfil all the prerequisites.

Admission requirements

A three-year bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Students who hold overseas qualifications must provide evidence of English Language competence equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

Frequently asked questions


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