Shape a study path that's right for you. 

Whether you're starting university for the first time, progressing into postgraduate study, looking to advance your career, or want to shape the future through research, we offer programs to match your ambitions and lifestyle. You can explore your options below. 

Undergraduate study

(Bachelors Degrees, Diplomas, Enabling Programs)

UNSW's undergraduate degrees balance academic learning with career success from day one. You'll become part of a community renowned for its entrepreneurship and social impact as you learn from world-leading academics, access career focused learning experiences, and form new connections through our vibrant clubs and societies. 

You can start your undergraduate adventure below by exploring our degrees or discovering what student life at UNSW is all about. If you've already found the degree that's right for you, learn how to start your application process.

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Your guide to life and study at UNSW. The 2025 Undergraduate Guide holds all the information you need to choose the right degree and make the most out of your uni experience. 


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Postgraduate coursework

(Masters Degrees, Graduate Diplomas, Graduate Certificates)

Deepen your expertise and gain the skills, experience and industry connections to take your career to the next level. UNSW graduates are renowned for their employability, and our postgraduate programs are flexible and industry relevant. 

Explore our Degree Finder below to find the right program for your goals, or find out what the postgraduate experience at UNSW is like. If you already you know what you want to study, you can find out how to start your application. 

What type of postgraduate study is right for me? 

Graduate certificates

Graduate certificates are short, flexible postgraduate qualifications designed to help you upskill and expand your knowledge. They typically include the essential or core units of study and can be completed in six months. 

Graduate diplomas

Graduate diplomas build on graduate certificates, typically offering further courses that will allow you to explore a specialisation and further your knowledge. Shorter than a master's degree, many will allow you to study flexibly and finish your qualification in a year or less. 

Masters degrees

If you want to gain a professional qualification or accreditation, advance your knowledge in your area of study, or move into a new field, then a masters degree can help you stand out in a crowd. They can be completed in two years, and many allow you to specialise in an area of interest through tailored elective courses. 

Looking to build your qualifications over time?

Many postgraduate coursework programs at UNSW are 'stackable'. This means that if you don't meet the entry requirements for a master's, or you want to ease into further study, you may be able to study a graduate certificate or diploma, and progress into a master's degree. 

Graduate research

(Also known as Postgraduate Research)

UNSW's researchers are pushing the boundaries of knowledge and driving solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Explore the groundbreaking research currently taking place at UNSW, find out what research opportunities are available to you, and learn how to apply below.

UNSW Online

UNSW offers a broad range of programs online, giving you the flexibility to shape your university studies to fit your life, work and goals.

Explore our online programs below to find out how you can learn, upskill, and increase your employability at a global top 20 university, from anywhere in the world, at any time. If you already know what you want to study, you can start your application today. 

Short courses

UNSW's range of short courses are designed so you can upskill in a certain area and advance your career without the time commitment that comes with full programs and degrees. 


The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at UNSW Business School also offers in-person and virtual short courses that run throughout the year. AGSM's short courses are designed for public and private organisations, individuals, and small teams, in business leadership, strategy, innovation and more. 

Non-award courses and cross-institutional study

There are a number of ways you can undertake short courses, or single subjects without enrolling in a program or degree. These are known as 'non-award voluntary study' or 'cross-institutional study'. 

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