POSTGRADUATE

My second degree

Interested in furthering your knowledge, skills and experience? You're at the right place.

Whether you've come straight from your undergraduate degree or are returning to study after time in the workplace, a UWA postgrad degree will help you take your career to new heights and increase your earning potential.

Applications open up to two years in advance. Explore all our postgrad courses here.

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How to apply

1

Choose your course

Choosing what to study is a personal choice and we’d encourage you to select what interests you. You can choose to study a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or at a master's degree level.

Explore postgraduate courses

When choosing your course, you should consider:

  • The admission requirements, including any additional requirements such as admissions tests and interviews.
  • Certain courses (such as medicine and other health courses) may also contain inherent requirements that you must meet during your course of study. These requirements will be listed on the course page where relevant.
  • The fees and expenses you will incur when you study at UWA
  • Some applications have earlier closing dates – these will be listed on the course page and below

When you’ve decided on what course you’d like to apply for, have the course name and code handy for your application. You can find this on the course page under course details.

2

Check entry requirements and important dates

To be eligible for entry into a postgraduate program at UWA, you will need to demonstrate that you:

  • meet our English language requirements. Some courses may have additional higher English language requirements
  • have studied or completed a recognised qualification to meet our academic requirements.
  • meet any additional requirements for your course

You’ll find this information listed on the ‘admission requirements’ tab on each course page.

3

Prepare to apply

Supporting documentation

Make sure you have the following documentation ready before you start your application for UWA.

  • a certified copy of your academic results
  • a certified copy of your English test results (if available)
  • proof of citizenship (e.g. passport). International students must provide a copy of their passport
  • any additional documentation required for your chosen course

Finances

It’s important to have considered the fees and expenses you will incur when you study at UWA. Please ensure you have reviewed the tuition fees and any ancillary fees prior to applying.

If you are moving to Perth to study, you will also need to review the cost of living.

4

Apply online

Once you've selected your pathway, you can apply online. Application open and close dates apply to some courses.

  1. Create a profile in UWA Apply and log in to get started
  2. Select your course, entry pathway and upload supporting documents
  3. Save or submit your application

Domestic students applying for Graduate Entry Medicine must apply to GEMSAS.

If you are applying for a combined coursework and research professional psychology program, you will need to apply via the School of Graduate Research.

If you're an international student, you may wish to apply through an agent.

Apply via an agent

If additional information is required:

  • Admissions will contact you if any additional information is needed to process your application. You can upload any additional documentation to your application via the applicant portal.
  • If you have applied for a course that requires an interview, Admissions will contact you close to the interview period.
  • If you have elected to be considered for any credit transfer, this will be reviewed by the Admissions team. This does not preclude you from applying for additional credit transfer after enrolment.

Information supplied to the University’s application system is collected and stored in line with the UWA Privacy Statement.

5

Accept your offer

You'll receive the outcome of your application via email. 

If your application is successful, you can log in to UWA Apply to accept your offer. Or find out how to create a UWA Apply account if you don't have one yet.

Accept your offer

Please note that all offers have an acceptance expiry date listed. If you do not accept by this date your offer will lapse.

 

6

Enrol

Exciting times ahead! Once you formally accept your offer you will be permitted to enrol in your course once the enrolment window opens. Any specific instructions on enrolment will be provided to you at this time.

Enrol in your course

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Scholarships for postgraduate students

We have a wide range of postgraduate scholarships up for grabs.

See UWA scholarships

 

Important dates

Applications open up to two years in advance. Each year we have two intake periods, Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July).

Some postgraduate courses run on different timelines. Check if yours is listed below.
Course Intake period Open Close
Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (90840)

January 2024

Tuesday 1 February 2023

Sunday 30 April 2023

Doctor of Dental Medicine (91860)

January

Domestic school leaver applications for 2024 commencement have closed. Applications for 2025 commencement will open in line with TISC timelines around May 2024.

International school leaver applications for 2024 commencement have closed. Applications for 2025 commencement will open 1 January 2024.

Graduate applications for domestic students have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement are planned to open 1 May 2024.

Graduate applications for international students have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement will open 1 January 2024.

Domestic school leaver applications close end of September in line with TISC timelines.

International school leaver applications have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement close 30 June 2024.

Graduate applications for domestic students have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement are planned to close 31 May 2024.

Graduate applications for international students have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement close 30 April 2024, with a second application round closing 30 June 2024.

Doctor of Medicine (91850)

January

Domestic school leaver applications for 2024 commencement have closed. Applications for 2025 commencement will open in line with TISC timelines around May 2024.

International school leaver applications for 2024 commencement have closed. Applications for 2025 commencement will open 1 January 2024.

Graduate applications for domestic students have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement will open early May in line with GEMSAS timelines.

Graduate applications for international students have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement will open 1 January 2024.

Domestic school leaver applications close end of September in line with TISC timelines.

International school leaver applications have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement close 30 June 2024.

Graduate applications for domestic students close end May in line with GEMSAS application timelines.

Graduate applications for international students have closed for 2024 commencement. Applications for 2025 commencement close 30 April 2024, with a second application round closing 30 June 2024.

Doctor of Optometry (91590)

January 2025

Friday 1 March 2024. Visit our Admissions Page for information on how to apply.

Saturday 31 August 2024 for domestic and international students.

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890)

Semester 1, 2025

For Semester 1, 2025 entry, applications open 1 August 2024.

For Semester 1, 2025 entry, applications close 31 October 2024.

International scholarship applications close on 31 August 2024.

Domestic scholarship applications close on 31 October 2024.

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870)

Semester 1, 2025

For Semester 1, 2025 entry, applications open 1 August 2024.

For Semester 1, 2025 entry, applications close 31 October 2024.

International scholarship applications close on 31 August 2024.

Domestic scholarship applications close on 31 October 2024.

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (01880)

Semester 1, 2025

For Semester 1, 2025 entry, applications open 1 August 2024.

For Semester 1, 2025 entry, applications close 31 October 2024.

International scholarship applications close on 31 August 2024.

Domestic scholarship applications close on 31 October 2024.

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (91870)

January 2025

Friday 1 March 2024. Visit our Admissions Page for information on how to apply.

Saturday 31 August 2024 for domestic and international students.

Doctor of Podiatric Surgery (91830)

Feburary 2025

Friday 1 March 2024

Saturday 31 August 2024

Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis (70230)

2024 (Micros from January, May units)

2025 (structure TBA)

Visit the GCAD admission requirements page for important commencement date information.

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Thursday 1 August 2024

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Thursday 31 October 2024

Graduate Certificate in Business (41210)

Trimester 1, 2024

Trimester 2, 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

T1: Open now

T2: Open now

T3: Open now

T1: Monday 8 January 2024

T2: Monday 15 Apri 2024

T3: Monday 29 July 2024

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (41230)

Trimester 1, 2024

Trimester 2, 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

T1: Open now

T2: Open now

T3: Open now

T1: Monday 8 January 2024

T2: Monday 15 Apri 2024

T3: Monday 29 July 2024

Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management (42200)

Trimester 1, 2024

Trimester 2, 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

T1: Open now

T2: Open now

T3: Open now

T1: Monday 8 January 2024

T2: Monday 15 Apri 2024

T3: Monday 29 July 2024

Graduate Certificate in Leadership (41220)

Trimester 1, 2024

Trimester 2, 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

T1: Open now

T2: Open now

T3: Open now

T1: Monday 8 January 2024

T2: Monday 15 Apri 2024

T3: Monday 29 July 2024

Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management (43200)

Trimester 1, 2024

Trimester 2, 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

T1: Open now

T2: Open now

T3: Open now

T1: Monday 8 January 2024

T2: Monday 15 Apri 2024

T3: Monday 29 July 2024

Graduate Certificate in Social Impact (40260)

Trimester 1, 2024

Trimester 2, 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

T1: Open now

T2: Open now

T3: Open now

T1: Monday 1 January 2024

T2: Monday 22 April 2024

T3: Monday 12 August 2024

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (30250)

Throughout the year

Open now for 2024 commencement.

Wednesday 20 November 2024

Graduate Certificate in the Diagnosis and Assessment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) (73260)

Semester 1, 2024

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology (53390)

Not available in 2024

Not available in 2024

Not available in 2024

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (53370)

Not available in 2024

Not available in 2024

Not available in 2024

Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (51330)

Semester 1, 2024

Domestic applications open Tuesday 1 August 2023

International applications open Thursday 1 June 2023

Domestic applications close Tuesday 31 October 2023

International applications close Thursday 31 August 2023

Graduate Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education (30380)

January 2024

Open now for 2024 commencement.

Wednesday 20 December 2023

Juris Doctor (20820)

February, 2024

Saturday 1 April 2023

Visit the Juris Doctor admission requirements page for information on Alternative Experience and Equity and Diversity Pathways.

Monday 15 January 2024

Equity and Diversity Pathways close Monday 8 January 2024

Alternative Experience Pathways close Monday 8 January 2024

Master of Business Administration (Flexible) (42520)

Trimester 1, 2024

Trimester 2, 2024

Trimester 3, 2024

T1: Open now

T2: Open now

T3: Open now

T1: Monday 8 January 2024

T2: Monday 15 Apri 2024

T3: Monday 29 July 2024

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (43520)

January 2024

January 2025

2024 intake: Closed

2025 intake: 1 June 2024

2024 intake: Sunday 3 December 2023

2025 intake: Sunday 8 December 2024

Master of Clinical Audiology (90540)

Semester 1, 2025

Friday 1 March 2024

Saturday 31 August 2024

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520)

Semester 1, 2024

Semester 2, 2024

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Friday 26 January 2024

Friday 12 July 2024

Master of Clinical Pathology (92510)

Semester 1, 2024

Tuesday 1 August 2023

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Master of Education (30580)

Semester 1, 2024

Semester 2, 2024

Open now

Open now

Applications for entry to Semester 1, 2024 close on Sunday 25 February 2024.

Applications for entry to Semester 2, 2024 close on Sunday 7 July 2024.

Master of Education (31700)

Semester 1, 2024

Open now

Sunday 25 February 2024

Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology (53580)

Semester 1, 2024

Thursday 1 August 2024

Thursday 31 October 2024

Master of Infectious Diseases (54540)

Semester 1, 2024

Domestic applications open Tuesday 1 August 2023

International applications open Thursday 1 June 2023

Domestic applications close Tuesday 31 October 2023

International applications close Thursday 31 August 2023

Master of Pharmacy (51500)

January 2025

Friday 1 March 2024. Visit our Admissions Page for information on how to apply.

Saturday 31 August 2024 for domestic and international students.

Master of Social Work (11550)

Semester 1, 2025

Friday 1 March 2024

Saturday 30 November 2024

Master of Teaching (Primary) (31520)

Not available in 2024

Not available in 2024

Not available in 2024

Master of Teaching (Secondary) (32550)

Semester 1, 2024

Open now

Friday 19 January 2024

Master of Teaching (F-12) (32540)

Not available in 2024

Not available in 2024

Not available in 2024



Frequently asked questions

What's the deadline for submitting my application?

This will depend on the course you select and how you apply. See ‘Important dates’ above for more information.

When will I hear about my application?

Our Admissions team aims to process all applications in a timely manner. Please allow 10 business days for us to process your application. During this time, you can track the progress of your application in the UWA Application Portal.

You will receive a notification of the outcome of your application once Admissions has completed assessment of your application. If you receive an offer, your letter will provide you with further instructions on how to accept and enrol.

What if I receive a conditional offer?

Your offer may have certain conditions attached to it. Some offers cannot be accepted until after certain conditions are met.

It is important to read through the conditions of your offer carefully. Instructions on how to meet the conditions of your offer are specified in your offer letter.

Some offers will allow you to enrol with outstanding conditions. You will be required to meet the conditions of your offer no later than census date of the first teaching period, unless otherwise specified in the offer letter. Some conditions may need to be met prior to course commencement, and these will be specified when relevant.

Can I defer my offer?

You may opt to accept your offer or defer your offer up to one year. If you defer your offer, you will receive another offer in due course which you will be required to accept or decline. Please note that for certain courses offered by UWA, deferral is not permitted.

How do I respond to my offer?

Congratulations on getting an offer! We hope you'll join us soon. Your offer letter will provide you with further instructions on how to accept and enrol.

What if my application is declined?

You’ll be notified of your application outcome via email. If there are other entry pathways available to you, these will be detailed in your email.

What if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my application?

If you are not satisfied with your admission outcome, you can request an appeal of the decision by emailing the Admissions office at [email protected].

If following your appeal you are not satisfied with the outcome you may submit a formal report to the University via Online Report Form | Advocate System (symplicity.com).

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