School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Which degree is right for me?

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The options below explain the different postgraduate degrees available in the School to assist you in determining which degree is right for you. This information should be used as a guide only and circumstances may differ for each applicant. Please note Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Masters degrees differ in the time and units of credit it takes to complete the degree.

Graduate Certificate   4 courses (24 Units of Credit)
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
  The Graduate Certificate will suit students looking to complete 4 courses and broadens their skills and knowledge already gained from an undergraduate degree, or develop their vocational skills in a new area.This might be suitable for students returning to study after a long period in the workforce and who wish to update their skills and knowledge. Students can articulate to a Graduate Diploma degree from a Graduate Certificate.
         
Graduate Diploma   6 courses (36 Units of Credit)
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  The Graduate Diploma will suit students looking to upgrade from the Graduate Certificate. Students returning to postgraduate study after a long period in the workforce will benefit by updating their skills and knowledge. Students can articulate to a Masters degree from a Graduate Diploma.
         
Masters   8 courses (48 Units of Credit)
1 year full-time; 2-3 years part-time
  The Masters degrees will suit students looking to complete a recognised Masters degree in the school. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of knowledge and specialised knowledge and skills for research, and/or professional practice and/or further learning. Students can articulate to a Masters with Extension or Dual Degree from a Masters.
         
Masters with Extension   12 courses (72 Units of Credit)
1.5 years full-time; 3-4 years part-time
  The Masters degrees with an Extension will suit students looking to obtain a Masters degree and who also wish to complete a substantial Research Project. Students will update their skills and knowledge to assist them in a potential change of career. Students will also complete a research project supervised by an academic supervisor which could also be a pathway to a research degree such as a PhD or Masters by Research.
         

Dual Degrees

  12 courses (72 Units of Credit)
1.5 years full-time; 3-4 years part-time
  The Dual Degrees will suit students who wish to complete two Masters degrees in the areas of Public Health, Health Management and International Public Health. Students will be able to focus on two discipline areas in a dual degree. Students will update their knowledge about health, and/or learn new skills to assist them in a potential change of career. Students can articulate to a Dual Degree with extension from a Dual Degree.
         

Dual Degrees with Extension

  12 courses (72 Units of Credit)
1.5 years full-time; 3-4 years part-time
  The Dual Degrees with an Extension will suit students who wish to obtain two Masters degrees as well complete a substantial Research Project as part of their degree. Students will update their knowledge about health, and/or learn new skills to assist them in a change of career. Students will also complete a research project supervised by an academic supervisor which could also be a pathway to a research degree such as a PhD or Masters by Research.