Postgraduate study

Whether you are looking to build your expertise in your field, increase your employability or make valuable industry connections, a postgraduate degree at Deakin University can open all kinds of doors.

Discover the postgraduate study options for international students at Deakin, including our innovative ‘online to on campus’ pathway.

Only you can secure your future. Invest in your skills now with an online postgraduate degree, to be ready for what comes next.

Deakin University’s renowned postgraduate degrees offer a unique combination of theory, practical experience and valuable industry insight.

Why further study?

Postgraduate study is a great way to increase your employability and put yourself ahead of the pack in the eyes of employers. It shows employers that you are dedicated to improving or specialising your knowledge and understanding in your field, and have spent the time to develop your expertise.

Many postgraduate degrees also include invaluable work-integrated learning (work placement) opportunities built into the core structure, or available as elective units.

As well as this, postgraduate study can be a great way to build professional networks. Many of your teachers and peers will be actively working in your chosen industry, so you will have the opportunity to build valuable industry connections.

Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary

If you are a Deakin alumni or an immediate family member of a Deakin alumni, you may be eligible to receive a 15% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees through the Deakin alumni postgraduate bursary.

Learn more about Deakin’s alumni postgraduate bursary

Online to on campus

The University is offering you the opportunity to start your degree online at home through Deakin's innovative Cloud Campus. You will then be able to continue and complete your studies in Australia.*

This pathway means you can keep your study goals on track and take the next steps towards your dream career.

Learn more about Deakin's online to on campus pathway

Book a call

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing employment uncertainty around the world, now is the time to make sure you stand out to potential employers with a postgraduate degree that showcases your expertise and dedication. If you would like to discuss your options for postgraduate study, book a call with us today.

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Postgraduate study webinars

Deakin's International webinar series is your opportunity to learn more about postgraduate studies at Deakin. Hear from Deakin course directors, lecturers and current students as they provide insight into a wide range of study areas and answer your frequently asked questions.

Seng from Cambodia, Master of Business Analytics

'When I first started my course at this university, I was surprised at how Deakin utilises technology to support and enhance students’ learning experiences. I love DeakinSync, a one-stop digital service where students can access everything that Deakin has to offer.'

Discover Seng's story on Deakin's Navigator blog

How to apply

Ready to apply to study a postgraduate degree with Deakin? Our step-by-step guide will help you get started.

Find out how to apply

Post-study work rights

After you have graduated with at least two years of full-time study on campus at Deakin, you may be eligible to live and work in Australia for at least two years with a post-study work rights visa.

If you study at one of Deakin's Geelong campuses, you may be eligible for three years of post-study work rights, and up to four years if you study at Deakin's Warrnambool Campus.

For more details about post-study work rights, visit the Australian Government's Post-Study Work Stream website.

Shanya from Sri Lanka, Master of Cyber Security

'What I admire most about Deakin is its innovative facilities – for instance, when the Coronavirus pandemic hit during Trimester 1, Deakin was able to transition teaching to a solely online environment, focusing on the safety and wellbeing of their students.'

Discover Shanya's story on Deakin's Navigator blog

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Learn more about RPL and try our RPL calculator

Ash from Fiji, Master of Communication

'Studying what I love at a world class institution like Deakin University is a real bonus. The facilities, teachers and academic programs are unrivalled. Upon my arrival here, I was anxious about how everything would turn out, but my fears were laid to rest. From getting started, to finding a place to stay, there is always support available at Deakin.'

Discover Ash’s story on Deakin's Navigator blog

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* Studying online does not guarantee students a place in on-campus study. Transition to on-campus study is still subject to Australian Government visa and genuine temporary entrant regulations. Courses that are available to complete on campus are limited. Please contact us to find out if your course is included.