Prospective students

The best question to ask before you select a course of study at university is 'what do I want to achieve with my studies?'. Do you want to:

  • enter a specific profession or career path?
  • advance further in your established profession or career path?
  • change careers?
  • broaden your knowledge in an area of interest?

Your answer to this question will guide you in selecting the most appropriate course of study.

Where university study can take you

Visit the following links to explore career options and outcomes by course type:

Course types

  1. Undergraduate courses - these lead to either a Diploma or Bachelor degree and are a typical pre-requisite to entering any professional occupation.
  2. Graduate courses - these can only be undertaken on completion of a Bachelor degree in a different subject area. For example, Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Sydney are only offered as graduate courses.
  3. Postgraduate courses - completion of a relevant undergraduate degree or diploma is a typical pre-requisite to postgraduate study. Postgraduate study is most appropriate for people wishing to advance in or change the focus of their career. Levels of postgraduate study include:
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)