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- Single units of study
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- Graduate diploma
- PhD and research
What is a single unit 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.
What is a graduate certificate
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.
What is a graduate diploma
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.
What is a masters
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.
What is a 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. Due to the specialised study involved, postgraduate research courses typically take longer to complete than other graduate options.
Coursework versus Research
Most of our coursework master’s degrees involve a series of specialist units of study. Some may include research but less than is needed for a research master’s. You can also use these coursework research components as a pathway to a research program, if you choose. Sydney’s research students join a community among the top one percent of research universities in the world. We are producing groundbreaking work across a wide range of disciplines.
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"Communication is vitally important - if you can’t explain your work, people won’t understand its potential. You could miss opportunities to collaborate with and inspire people in and out of your field."READ MORE »
My research investigates the early work of the Modernist author and poet Malcolm Lowry, who was famous for writing ‘Under the Volcano’. He had this 'magpie' like quality of taking from others, like getting a glimmering phrase from someone and putting it straight into his own work.READ MORE »
"I had thought it’d be interesting to look at why we teach the way we do today, because that’s a really interesting topic, but then I just found myself working back and back."READ MORE »
“I'm kind of nocturnal. The flexibility of a PhD program means I can have my own rhythm. If I want to rock up at 10:30, I can.”READ MORE »
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