Postgraduate coursework

Postgraduate coursework studies can serve a range of purposes, including the pursuit of:

  • a promotion to a leadership role in your established field
  • a change of career
  • ongoing professional development
  • an in-depth exploration of an area of personal interest

What career change courses does the University of Sydney offer?

Courses that allow students who have not had previous training in a particular area to undertake postgraduate study in that area are listed on the Career Change Courses page of the University website.

Where can I learn about career options related to my studies?

Visit the specialist pages in this section, accessible from the menu bar on the left-hand side of this page.

Many of the results pages of the Find a course section of the University website include details of career options associated with the course in question. Here's how to navigate to that section:

  1. Go to Find a course.
  2. Type in the name of the relevant course, e.g. "Graduate Certificate in Marketing".
  3. Click on the name of the course (it will appear in the search results).
  4. Click on the 'Further course information' tab for Graduate opportunities information.

Additionally many of the faculty websites dedicate a section to career options by degree.

Postgraduate Information Sessions
The University and individual faculties hold information sessions during the evening or daytime for prospective students to meet current students and academics associated with the degree programs.

Careers Fairs
Visit our Annual Careers Fair where you can meet directly with employers from your discipline and collect information on opportunities related to your studies.

Professional Associations
Visit the website of your relevant professional associations as career information and job opportunities are often listed, e.g. Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia.

It is also highly recommended that you join your relevant association. Many offer student membership at a discounted rate.

Attend events held by your relevant professional association in order to build your networks, and your knowledge about opportunities in your field. Visit our Professional Associations page to find your relevant association or visit a library to access a hard copy or electronic version of the Directory of Australian Associations.

Websites
The Graduate Careers Australia website contains a wealth of information on how to enhance your career through postgraduate study.

"Prospects" is the official graduate careers website in the UK. While largely focused on the UK market, it is still a useful resource for exploring "Options with your subject".