Postgraduate Studies by Coursework
Postgraduate by Coursework Degrees
Graduate certificate courses are designed to develop skills in a specialised area that may or may not be directly related to that of your undergraduate degree. Some graduate certificates are specifically designed for non-graduates and allow you to progress towards further postgraduate study. All of the programmes are career oriented, and usually take one trimester full-time or equivalent part-time.
Graduate diplomas are specialised, vocationally oriented awards. Entry is normally based on completion of a bachelor degree, although this can be in an unrelated field if you have work experience in the field of study.
Graduate diplomas introduce graduates from disciplines outside of their chosen higher degree to postgraduate studies. Less academically qualified applicants may still apply. Graduate diplomas are usually completed in two trimester full-time or equivalent part-time.
A faculty may accept you into a master degree provided that you hold appropriate qualifications as decided by the head of faculty. Mature-age students who do not have formal entry qualifications may still qualify for admission to the master programme. A master degree is usually completed in one year on a trimester or semester basis, unless Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is awarded as a result of other relevant studies. Some master degrees also have a work experience component.