Why study with us?

Whether you are changing careers or chasing that next promotion, furthering your skills and knowledge doesn't have to be daunting. Our postgraduate degrees are designed to help you succeed and our staff are here to support you to achieve your career goals.

Advance your career

Looking for a way to stand out in a competitive job market? Postgraduate study helps you to keep on top of emerging trends and develop specialised skills to advance your career. And with 94+% postgraduate employment rate1 - above the national average - our graduates are in demand.

1Overall Employment - postgraduate coursework Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018 - 2020

Take a new direction

With 80+ postgraduate degree programs to choose from, it might be time to take the leap, change things up and pursue your passion. Learn from global leaders and take advantage of our strong connections to industry.

If not now, when?

Flexible study options

With the choice to study either part-time or full-time with the option to complete online, face-to-face or a combination of both*, our flexible postgrad programs can be tailored around your busy life. They also provide you the option to translate your real-world experience into course credit.

If you work full-time, we recommend that you study one or two courses each trimester/semester (if applicable for your program), to help you successfully navigate study around your professional and personal needs.

Watch the video below to hear from students and alumni about their experiences of flexible study:

Flexible study means postgrad is possible

Earn more

Postgraduates earn more. In 2020, the median salary for an undergraduate bachelor degree holder was $65K, compared to $89.2k for postgraduate coursework graduates². If you study with us, the future could be brighter still. Our postgraduates earn a median salary of $100k – well above national average.

² 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey

Connect with industry

We’re the No. 1 University in Australia for industry collaboration³. Take advantage of our industry partnerships and graduate with valuable professional connections.

³ Innovation Connections IC Report 2014 - 2019

Expand your global network

When you graduate, you’ll join our 155,000+ strong global alumni community spanning 149 countries. With networking events, meet-ups and mentoring opportunities, you can connect the dots and grow a global career.

Online study

Our online learning platform is learner centred and caters for the needs of busy professionals, giving you complete control over when and where you study.

Regardless of distance, our online learning systems allow you to interact with fellow students in a highly collaborative environment, guided by an online University educator.

Support and advice

As part of our student support program, we will communicate with you via your student email. Check your student email regularly to keep up-to-date with your program or any course changes.

If you need help with your studies, the Academic Learning Support team has an abundance of helpful resources. Topics include study skills, assignment writing steps, assignment types and other online resources.

If you need any assistance during study, visit our current students support page for some helpful tips.


Contact our Postgraduate Support Team, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Ph: 1800 882 121
For calls outside Australia: +61 2 4921 8856
E: postgrad@newcastle.edu.au

Alternatively, speak with one of our team members via web chat Monday to Friday between 9am and 4:30pm (NSW time).

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*Not all modes of study are available for every program.

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