Go further in your career
A postgraduate degree will allow you to advance your skills and knowledge in your existing discipline or explore another industry. It is the chance to build on your undergraduate knowledge or work experience, and gain the expertise you need to drive your career forward.
Benefits of studying a postgraduate course
Studying a postgraduate degree with Charles Sturt University Study Centres, you will:
- advance your existing skills to take your career to the next level
- improve your salary potential
- tailor your degree to suit your career path with a wide range of elective subjects
- have a choice of program length and subjects depending on your previous experience
- learn from experts in industry
- improve your English language and study skills
- learn in small classes with tailored online learning tools
- stand out in the job market.
What is the difference between a master's and a graduate diploma?
Diplomas are one-year postgraduate courses designed to prepare you for your master's degree, while a master's will advance your existing subject knowledge and qualifications.
Choose a graduate diploma if:
- you don't have a background in the subject area already
- you are changing your career direction.
Choose a master's if:
- you want to specialise further and deepen your knowledge beyond your bachelor's degree in the subject
- want to progress to more senior positions in your current industry/career.
Should I study 12 subjects or 16 subjects with my master's?
If you decide you want to study a master's, the next question you need to answer is whether you choose a 12 or 16-subject option. The length of time you study your master's for, and how many subjects you study, depends on your previous qualifications and work experience.
A 16-subject master's is:
- ideal if you don't have a recognised bachelor's degree or relevant experience to enrol on the 12-subject master's
- usually a two year course with a full course load.*
A 12-subject master's is:
- a great option if you have a graduate diploma in the subject or a recognised bachelor's degree
- usually a two-year course with a lighter course load than the 16-subject option.*
Find out more on the specific course pages below or contact us to ask a question.
*with the exception of the MBA program which is 18 months or two years.
Business and Commerce courses
Information Technology courses
Check the English language and academic entry requirements you need to meet in order to be accepted in to your chosen postgraduate program.