Postgraduate coursework

As part of an interdisciplinary faculty, you will gain skills that will provide you with a competitive advantage for future employment. During your science postgraduate coursework program you will have direct access to academic researchers and could also be involved in small group tutorials, and obtain valuable experience in fieldwork and research laboratories, including cutting edge technologies.

Full-time study means studying eight (8) units per semester with most individual courses carrying a value of two (2) units. These degrees are course-based and can offer students the chance to extend their professional understanding, change careers or adjust to changing employment requirements.

Most coursework Masters programs consist of a series of specialist courses in a structured class or seminar format. A research component is usually required, but is shorter than what is required in a research Masters program. Coursework Masters programs usually take one to two years of fulltime study.

View the latest Science Postgraduate Coursework Guide Book for more information. 

The Faculty of Science offers postgraduate coursework programs in the following areas:

Frequently Asked Questions

 I have completed courses elsewhere, can I get credit?

  • If you have completed studies at another institution or under another degree at The University of Queensland you may be eligible for credit.
    Applications for credit may be applied for by letter or email to Applications for credit from an external institution must be accompanied by a transcript and course descriptions.

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