Graduate courses

The University of Melbourne offers graduate courses from short specialist certificates to masters degrees. We also offer graduate research degrees that allow you to explore your area of interest.

Coursework and research degrees have different entry requirements depending on the field of study, your experience and previous qualifications. Key information about specific courses are available from their respective faculties. You can view the most up-to-date information by searching the University's Handbook.

Not all graduate degrees at the University of Melbourne offer specific pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. If you have not been able to find information about your desired course, please reach out to us.

Graduate support

At Murrup Barak, we provide tailored support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are studying a graduate course or undertaking research at the University of Melbourne.

Graduate coursework

At the University of Melbourne, our graduate courses are designed to open the door to exciting new careers where you learn from our world-leading experts, distinguished researchers and industry leaders. Study areas include Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Architecture, Building, Planning and Design, Business and Economics, Education, Environment, Fine Arts and Music, Health, IT and Computer Science, Law and Science.

Research degrees

If you are looking to further contribute to your own, and society's understanding of an area of interest, the University offers three graduate research degrees with an array of options and opportunities available to you.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), which marks your admission to the community of scholars in your discipline and requires the completion of a thesis of 80,000-100,000 words on a specialised topic;
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil), an internationally recognised masters degree by research that requires the completion of a thesis of 30,000-40,000 words; or
  • Masters by research, which may have a coursework component, along with a shorter thesis of about 30,000 words.

Contact us

At Murrup Barak, our staff are ready to support your study in a graduate course or by research. We invite you to reach out to us early if you are considering studying at the University

Contact our team