Find a course in four steps
Use our course finder to browse our full range of postgraduate courses and discover which one suits your interests and goals.
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Deakin also offers higher degrees by research (HDR) that empower you to become an expert in your field and contribute to the strengthening academic ties to industry and communities.
If you’re interested in a particular postgraduate study area such as law, business, arts or engineering, explore your interest area or search for courses by name. On each course page, you’ll find information such as entry requirements, professional recognition, career opportunities, course structure, fees and much more.
Understanding entry requirements
Before starting your application, it’s important to read through the entry requirements on the course page. Examples of entry requirements include a relevant bachelor degree, English language requirements and special criteria. If you can tick off each entry requirement, you can confidently move onto the next stage of preparing your application.
When applying for a course, you’ll need to submit documents to support your application. Since documents will vary depending on the course, you should read the course details page carefully to understand the entry requirements and any supporting information required upon application.
Examples could include your resume, a transcript of previous study, test results, a personal statement, identification documents or a folio of work. If your documents aren't in English, you’ll need to supply a certified English translation.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is Deakin’s way of recognising the hard work you’ve already put into your studies or career. Through RPL you may be able to have your work and study experience recognised with course credit points, reducing your course duration and tuition costs.
Use our RPL calculator to learn what credit you might be eligible for at Deakin. Please note, this is an indication only and if your institution isn’t listed it’s still possible to receive credit. We can only confirm your RPL when you submit your application.
Key dates and intakes
If you’ve chosen a course and double-checked the entry requirements, the next step is to familiarise yourself with Deakin’s intake dates.
Depending on your course, our flexible trimester system means you could start in Trimester 1 (March), Trimester 2 (July) or Trimester 3 (November).
Application opening and closing dates can vary from year to year, so make sure to check our key dates page to stay up to date with the latest information.
Submitting your application
Applications for Trimester 1, 2 and 3 can be made through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.
When you’re ready to start your application, it’s important to have any required supporting documents on hand. Examples could include your resume, identification documents, a personal statement or folio of work.
- If you’re using the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal for the first time, you'll need to create an account by clicking ‘register’. After completing the form you’ll receive an email that has your Applicant ID – use it to log in to the applicant portal.
- Once you’ve logged in you can start your application. You’ll progress through the steps until the final step where you upload your supporting documents.
- After reviewing your responses, click ‘submit’ to complete your application.
If you forget your login details, please contact the Student Central team on +61 3 9244 6333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help completing your application, get in touch by booking an Application Assist appointment or by giving us a call.
Melbourne Burwood Campus
+61 3 9244 6333
+61 3 5227 2333
+61 3 5563 3333
13 DEAKIN or 13 3325
What happens after you apply
You’ll be emailed with a receipt number upon completion of your application. We’ll usually notify you of the outcome of your application via email within 10 working days, however, some courses may take longer.
*Application close dates vary and not all courses are available for intake. Please refer to course pages for details. Some courses have limited places, apply early to avoid missing out.