Postgraduate

You live in a progressive world, and so do we.

Thinking it’s time to advance your career or explore a new industry? Match your career move with a choice of more than 200 postgraduate courses across 19 diverse career areas. Whether it’s a graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's or Higher Degree by Research, our industry-accredited online courses are delivered by expert mentors who are passionate about your future.

And because you’re already busy, flexible learning will help you achieve your career goals on your schedule. From single subjects to research degrees, we’re here to help you make your next move count.

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We've got your back

Between work, family, friends and other commitments, life is busy. Having the right kind of support when you need it can make a world of difference. With Charles Sturt's extensive range of support services, you'll have everything you need to divide and conquer your degree.

Whether you prefer online support or in-person, we're here to help – when and where you need us. With 24/7 support available, all you need to do is reach out.

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Want to boost your finances?

A Charles Sturt scholarship could really help with the cost of study. We give away more than $3 million in scholarships and grants to students just like you each year. And you don't need to be at the top of the class to get one. We offer all kinds of scholarships – but you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Scholarships and grants take the pressure off and can make uni that much easier. Extra cash in the kitty means you don’t have to stress about paying for things like course fees, accommodation, textbooks and attending work placements. Trust us, it’s worth your while to apply.

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Fit study into your life

With our wide range of flexible online courses, you can get ahead in your career without having to shake up your life. Supported online study gives you the freedom to study at your own pace and place. As one of Australia's top online universities, we're experts in helping you fit study into your life.

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Charles Sturt University is #1 for graduate employment

Get qualified and get the job. More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia.*

Charles Sturt University is a 5 star uni for graduate salaries

Get your dream job and get paid well for it! Charles Sturt grads earn an average of $67,100 straight after graduating.*

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019

We're Australia’s online university of choice

More students choose to study online with Charles Sturt University than any other university in Australia.^

^Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics

You might be asking...

  • How much will it cost to study?

    While a uni degree is a big financial commitment, it's one of the best investments you can make in your future. And there's so many ways we can help make your study affordable.

    The cost of your degree will depend on your course. As a guide, in 2019 the cost of your first year of full-time postgraduate study could range from around $10,000 for a graduate certificate to around $30,000 for a master’s. Check your course online for indicative fees for your first year of study. You can also calculate your student contribution by using our fees calculator.

    Let's take a look at how we can make investing in yourself easier.

    Study now, pay later with FEE-HELP

    Good news. You can defer part or all of your fees through the Australian government’s FEE-HELP scheme. If you’re eligible for FEE-HELP, you only have to start repaying your tuition fees when you earn above the government threshold. In 2019 the repayment threshold is $51,957.

    Alumni discount

    It's kind of like mates rates, except for family. All Charles Sturt alumni get a 10 per cent discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses. And the best part? Your alumni discount is applied automatically when you enrol. It's our way of saying it's great to have you back home.

    Claim postgraduate study on your tax

    If there’s a direct connection between your study and work, you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance, seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office website.

    Scholarships and grants

    Boost your finances with a scholarship or grant. Each year we have more than $3 million up for grabs. And you don’t have to be the world’s best student to be considered – we have all kinds of scholarships available. Just check your eligibility and apply. Trust us, it's worth your while!

  • Can I advance my career sooner with credit?

    Quite possibly. If you’ve completed related study or have recognised industry experience, you could be eligible for credit towards your postgraduate degree. Explore ways you can fast-track your course with recognition of prior learning, or get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your options.

  • What are my study options?

    Our postgraduate courses put you in the driver’s seat. You choose when and where you study. It could be on the commute to work, in between running a household and juggling after-school activities, or on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. With Charles Sturt’s online study, you decide.

    Flexible online study

    No need to take time off. Our online courses give you the flexibility and freedom to advance your career without having to change your life. You’ll learn in our interactive and fun online environment with classmates who are balancing life and study just like you.

    Mixed-mode study

    We all learn differently. For some of us, wrapping our heads around certain things is easier in person. Depending on your subjects, you could combine online and on-campus study. Get in touch to see how we can tailor the perfect study mix to suit you.

  • Which level of study should I choose?

    It all comes down to your career goals and experience.

    Depending on your previous study and industry experience, you may be able to enrol directly into a master’s degree. Alternatively, you can start with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.

    If you meet the admission requirements, most of our postgraduate degrees allow you to enrol into the master’s and, if you prefer, you can exit early with a graduate certificate or diploma. Find out more about levels of study.

  • Postgraduate degree by coursework or research?

    If you want to impact the world in a big way, a postgraduate course is a great option. You’ll just need to decide if a coursework or research degree will get you where you want to be.

    In a coursework program, you’ll complete a set of structured subjects designed to deepen your knowledge of a topic or expand on your area of specialisation by diversifying your skill set.

    A research degree, also known as a Higher Degree by Research, allows you to independently investigate an area of interest, completing a major research project and thesis with the support of an academic supervisor.

Applying to study at Charles Sturt

Once you've ticked all of your course requirements, you can apply to study with Charles Sturt in as little as 15 minutes.

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