Refocus with postgraduate study

22 Oct 2021

If you’re questioning your work and priorities after two years of disruption, postgraduate study could be just what you need to refocus. It can offer opportunities to consolidate your career, prepare for a career change or follow your passion.

Since applications opened on 1 September this year, UAC has seen an uplift in people applying for postgraduate study. We’ve received more than 2,300 applications – an increase of 5 per cent on last year.

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What’s trending

Applications are particularly strong for courses in the field of society and culture – around 60 per cent of total postgraduate applications. The most popular postgraduate courses for applicants through UAC are in psychology and law.

With the recent focus on our hero health workers, it isn’t surprising that applications for study in the field of health were the next most popular: up 4 per cent – around 20 per cent of total applications. The most sought after postgraduate courses are in physiotherapy and public health.

Flexible options

Postgraduate study may seem like a big commitment, but UAC’s participating institutions offer different types of courses to suit your goals. Graduate certificates are usually only of 6 months’ duration and offer the opportunity to upskill to support your career or get a taste of something completely new. Graduate diplomas are usually only 1 year and allow you to study components of a masters degree and gain a professional qualification. For specialist knowledge and skills there are 2-year masters degrees.

Courses are also offered in various attendance modes – part-time, online and full-time – so you can accommodate current commitments or immerse yourself in your studies.

Make your move

If you’re feeling that it’s time for a change, start exploring over 800 courses on UAC’s website. The possibilities are endless.

Early bird applications for 2022 close on 31 October, so why not get organised now and save some money? If you need more time, that’s okay; just apply before the final closing date for your chosen course.