Benefits of a postgraduate qualification

What are the benefits of having a postgraduate qualification?

There are many reasons why studying a postgraduate degree at UWA will benefit your future career:

  • Top world rankings: If you plan to take the lead in your career and stand out to employers, a postgraduate qualification from UWA, a world Top 100 university (QS 2019), will set you apart.
  • Important connections: Our courses are taught by academic leaders in their respective fields, and with our partnerships with industry, you’ll benefit from expert guest lecturers.
  • Industry links and practical experience: As a UWA postgraduate student, you can enjoy our formal agreements with more than 230 institutions around the world as well as our strategic partnerships with industry and government.
  • Professional networks: Develop your future professional networks as you engage with high-achieving peers and make industry connections along the way.
UWA offers postgraduate degree courses by coursework and/or research.
  • Postgraduate coursework degrees allow you to study advanced subjects in a similar manner to studying for your undergraduate degree. You will work towards a professional qualification (such as a master's degree, doctorate or graduate certificate), build transferable skills that are highly valued by employers, and gain valuable exposure and contacts through our strong industry partnerships.
  • Postgraduate research provides you with a unique opportunity to explore your passion or follow your interest in an area of research, learning alongside internationally recognised researchers.
Additional benefits of studying a postgraduate qualification at UWA include:
  • Enhanced career success and earning potential: Graduates with postgraduate qualifications are more likely to get promoted into higher paid positions.
  • Increased professional recognition.
  • Development of transferable skills: Amongst other things, a postgraduate qualification provides you with further analytical and problem solving skills that are transferable across all disciplines.
  • Increased international marketability: In many countries a postgraduate qualification is the norm for those in professional positions so your postgraduate study will enhance your networking on a broader and potentially global scale.
  • Entry-level requirement for certain roles: Megan Hopper, National President of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) explains that 'a postgraduate qualification is the minimum qualification required in many fields'. In senior business roles and fields of the law, postgraduate specialities can often be a minimum requirement. For academic careers a postgraduate qualification is essential.
  • A new career direction: You may feel that your current degree or qualification is not offering you adequate career opportunities, in which case gaining a further qualification may provide you with new career options.
Please refer to the Future Students website to browse our Postgraduate Courses.

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