Grow your skill set with postgraduate study

There’s always more to learn. At UNSW Sydney, we’ll support you through your postgraduate studies and beyond. 

UNSW is one of the top universities for postgraduate study, thanks to our state-of-the-art facilities, well-funded research programs and world-class educators. We’re ranked 19th globally, according to the latest QS World University Rankings, and we produce some of the highest-earning* and most employable^ graduates. 

UNSW degrees are globally recognised by employers and our graduates work at famous companies such as Google, Siemens, GE Energy, Rio Tinto, World Bank, Netflix, Toyota and Qantas.

Find tailored advice for international students, explore our postgraduate programs and learn more about pursuing further study at UNSW in our International Postgraduate Student Guide. 

*QILT Graduate Outcome Survey, 2022; ^AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Awards, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024. 

Why postgraduate study is worth the investment

Postgraduate study is a significant investment, but it can be extremely beneficial for your career progression. Taking your studies to the next level can give you the competitive edge to climb the job ladder faster. 

UNSW’s postgraduate students are among the highest-earning graduates in Australia*, so your further study may accelerate your salary progression and provide a better return on your investment. A postgraduate degree may also allow you to enter your chosen profession at a higher level than those without it.

At UNSW, there are options available to help you financially. You may be eligible for a scholarship to fund your postgraduate study. You can also seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to reduce the number of courses you need to take.

*QILT Graduate Outcome Survey, 2022.

Why choose UNSW for postgraduate study?

Whether you’re looking to upskill, specialise or transition into a new industry, postgraduate study comes with plenty of benefits. 

Flexible study options that cater to your needs

We offer various postgraduate programs, including graduate diplomas, graduate certificates, master’s degrees, higher degree by research (HDR) and more. Whether you’re looking for a quick start or an in-depth program, you’ll find a path to your dream career with UNSW postgraduate study.

Learn from industry experts

Our postgraduate programs are designed by academic and industry leaders. They’re constantly evolving to keep up with changing industry requirements to ensure students graduate as leaders in their field. 

Increase your employability

UNSW is ranked 29th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employment outcomes.* Our career-focused approach and Work Integrated Learning opportunities equip you with real-world skills to apply in your profession. 

During your time at UNSW, we will help connect you with the industry through our industry partnerships and career development resources.

*QS World University Rankings, 2025

Higher salary potential

The advanced skills and specialisation you gain during postgraduate study can lead to a higher salary upon graduation. UNSW graduates earn the highest median salary of Sydney-based and Go8 universities* and work at some of the top employers around the globe.

*QILT Graduate Outcome Survey, 2022

Our postgraduate students come from all over the world

At UNSW Sydney, you’ll join a diverse group of students from across the globe. Meet Dewi Gayatri and Ayu Salma, a mother-daughter duo from Indonesia who recently embarked on the trip of a lifetime together – studying at UNSW’s Sydney campus at the very same time.

“I've been in financial institutions for more than 20 years. The finance industry needs more people with experience in analytics. We learned these skills at UNSW – and I now use these in my career. “ – Dewi, UNSW Master of Commerce graduate 

Ready to start your next adventure? 

Elevate your career to the next level with a postgraduate degree from a global top 20 university that ranked 1st place in Australia for Employment Outcomes*. 

*QS World University Rankings, 2025.

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