Future Students

Postgraduate study at Deakin

In such a competitive environment, there has never been a better time to upgrade your skills with a postgraduate qualification from Deakin University.

Postgraduate courses are for students who have completed an undergraduate degree or for those with significant work experience. You can start postgraduate studies to advance your career or change direction to a completely new field.

Regardless of your profession or industry, a postgraduate qualification tells employers that you are prepared to invest in your career. This gives employers more confidence when investing in you.

Studies have shown that a postgraduate qualification has the potential to increase your earning capacity. According to Australian Financial Review Boss magazine (May 2008, volume 9, 'Reinventing leadership'), professionals who completed their MBA are likely to have an annual 20% pay increase for the next five years. This is further evidence of the competitive edge a postgraduate qualification can provide.

By choosing Deakin for your postgraduate study you can be sure that your qualification will be respected and recognised throughout the world.

We have developed our courses with you - the student - in mind. Deakin have introduced a variety of options so you can easily combine work and study into your busy life. Some of these options include:

Flexible study

Deakin understands that all students learn differently so we have developed a number of options for you to choose from, including:

  • on or off-campus study
  • part-time or full-time study
  • deferment options
  • course entry and exit points so if your circumstances change you can alter the number of subjects you take in a trimester
  • four Campuses - one in Burwood, two in Geelong, and one in Warrnambool.

Online study

Study whenever and wherever it suits you with our wide range of online study options.

Learning for tomorrow

Many of Deakin's courses are developed by Advisory Boards that are made up of experienced lecturers in partnership with corporate and professional organisations so you can gain up-to-date skills which are highly sought after by employers.

Lecturers draw on current industry practice and professionals often feature as guest lecturers. This ensures our courses are responsive to current real-world issues.


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25th February 2011