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The benefits of postgraduate study


Postgraduate study isn’t on everyone’s radar and you might be wondering: why should you do it? Here are a few of the reasons why postgraduate study can be a big advantage.

Increase your employment options

Postgraduate studies help you progress your career or explore a new one. You will learn specialist knowledge, industry best practice and transferable skills like project management, teamwork, advanced research skills, and leadership. This can give you an advantage over the other voices clamouring to be heard in the crowded job market. In fact, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures for May 2017 show that unemployment for those with a postgraduate degree was just 3.6 per cent.

Expand your professional networks

All our postgraduate courses are closely linked to industry. Many include professional placements, the perfect way to gain valuable insights, expand your professional network and open yourself up to new opportunities for employment, business, research and collaboration. Explore international study opportunities

Postgraduate degrees can come with international adventures. ACU has relationships with more than 200 universities and educational institutions in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. These relationships support a range of education abroad, staff mobility, collaborative research, and shared community engagement activities. Many of our postgraduate courses take advantage of those relationships to offer international study tours. For example, the Masters of Theological Studies offers a four-week study tour to religious sites in Israel, Jordan, and Palestine.

Pursue your passion

Postgraduate study is an opportunity to take your passion to the next level and build on your foundation knowledge and experience. You can become a specialist in your field, start pursuing academia and research, or in some circumstances, gain the qualifications needed for formal practice (such as psychology). 

Scholarships are available

Scholarships aren’t just for undergraduates. Universities offer many scholarships across postgraduate degrees, and there are also scholarships available externally. It always pays to explore these opportunities – you never know what you might be eligible for and they can be a real financial help.

Think you’re ready for postgraduate study? Explore our courses.

 

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Impact brings you compelling stories, inspiring research, and big ideas from ACU. It's about the impact we’re having on our communities, and our Mission in action. It’s a practical resource for career, life and study.

At ACU it’s education, but not as you know it. We stand up for people in need, and causes that matter.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, do contact us.

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