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:
- What can I do with my degree?
- Graduate Destinations - career outcomes for graduates of the University of Sydney
- GradsOnline - career and salary outcomes for graduates across Australia
- My Future - click on 'the facts' to access information on which courses lead to which careers
- Professional Associations - each profession has a peak body that provides a good reference point for discovering qualification pre-requisites
- Undergraduate courses - these lead to either a Diploma or Bachelor degree and are a typical pre-requisite to entering any professional occupation.
- 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.
- 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)