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Masters in Australia

Australia has a range of institutions, including research universities that offer a range of subject areas, specialised business schools that focus on management and commerce degrees, and other institutions offering specific postgraduate qualifications. These institutions award a variety of masters degrees, including Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Research (MRes), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and more.


Postgraduate degrees in Australia typically range from one to two years for coursework degrees, with research degrees such as a Master of Research taking longer, usually three to four years.

Language of Teaching

English is the primary language of teaching, and there are many English-taught programs at the postgraduate level, catering to a large international student population.

How to Apply for a Masters Degree in Australia

International students usually apply directly to their chosen institution, either online or through an agent. Required application documents often include a personal statement, resume or CV, academic transcripts, and references. 

Proof of English proficiency is mandatory, with IELTS, TOEFL, or Cambridge scores commonly accepted. The required score might be higher for postgraduate studies compared to undergraduate studies.

Some postgraduate degrees might require specific academic backgrounds or entrance exams like the GMAT.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees for International Student

Tuition fees for international students can vary widely depending on the institution and field of study. Generally, masters degrees start from around 20,000 AUD per year. Fees for research degrees and specialised programs can be higher. EU/EEA students pay the same fees as other international students. A range of scholarships are available, but they can be competitive.

Browse through the subject areas listed below to view the available postgraduate options that can be studied in Australia.

Masters courses you may be interested in studying in Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Religious Education Graduate Certificate

Australian Catholic University (ACU) Australia

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Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering UG:Certificate

Engineering Institute of Technology Australia

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Bachelor of Laws (Non Graduate Entry) Bachelor Degree

Western Sydney University Australia

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Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management Bachelor Degree

Griffith University Australia

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Graduate Diploma in IT Management Graduate Diploma

Southern Cross University Online Australia

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Juris Doctor JD

University of Canberra Australia

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