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Advance your career with a postgraduate coursework degree.

We offer specialised coursework degrees that will enhance your knowledge and understanding in your field of interest – all taught by leading professors with strong industry links.

Domestic and international Arts postgraduate coursework students enrolling in Semester 1, 2017 are eligible for a $2000 Technology and Travel Grant.

Explore our range of courses below and for further information, contact the Student Office on +618 6488 2091 or make an enquiry.

UWA Graduate Employability rankings:

  • No. 3 in Australia and No. 49 in the world for overall Graduate Employability
  • No. 2 in Australia and No. 84 in the world for Alumni Outcomes
  • No. 6 in Australia and No. 49 in the world for Partnerships with Employers

(Source: QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016)

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Asian Studies

Asian Studies

The Master of Asian Studies (MAS) will equip students with the skills and knowledge crucial to understanding and engaging with the region, and offers the options of focusing on business and management, politics and contemporary sociocultural debates.

Heritage Studies

Heritage Studies

The Master of Heritage Studies teaches graduates how to protect and preserve the world's cultural, historical and natural heritage.

International Development

International Development

The Masters of International Development, taught by the Faculties of Arts and Science, engages students with the contemporary challenges of addressing poverty and inequality globally through an emphasis on empirical evidence, real-world case studies, and debates.

International Relations

International Relations

This course enables graduates to acquire the theoretical, historical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to the analysis of contemporary international relations and is particularly oriented toward understanding developments, outlooks, relationships and possibilities in the Asia-Pacific region.

Students who are interested in completing complementary courses - the Master of International Relations and the Master of International Law - now have the option to acquire both qualifications in a shortened time frame through an accelerated course pathway

Music International Pedagogy

Music international pedagogy

This predominantly online course prepares students to be among the most sophisticated scholars, musicians and educators by providing essential skills and knowledge through the analysis and application of a variety of studies including the basic tenets of educational psychology, philosophy, music pedagogy, as well as internationally recognised topics critically important in preparing students for further research in music.

Public Policy

Public Policy

The Master of Public Policy is a multi-disciplinary course taught in conjunction with the UWA Business School. This course will give students a deep understanding of the role of government in economic activity and public policy decision making. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in Economics or Public Administration and Governance.

Social Research Methods

Social Research Methods

The Master of Social Research Methods course delivers highly transferrable and much sought after social research skills with a ‘hands on’ approach, giving students the skills to find information and solutions to pressing social questions. It also provides the skills needed to prepare and present much needed research findings in ways that have an impact.

Strategic Communication

Strategic Communication

This course is designed for professionals aspiring to be trusted senior communication advisors. Students will learn the skills and expertise required in a broad range of enterprises, in areas such as corporate communications, marketing, media and public relations.

Translation Studies

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The Master of Translation Studies at UWA is the first to be offered in Western Australia, and provides a strong research-training component, combined with an emphasis on practical skill acquisition. The program is available for translation between English and Chinese, French, German and Italian (both directions) with more languages available on demand.

Both the Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies and the Master of Translation Studies have been endorsed by NAATI, the National Accreditation Authority of Translators and Interpreters. As a relatively new degree, this is the first time that UWA's Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies has been endorsed. From 2018, students will sit relevant external NAATI certification tests upon the successful completion of either the Graduate Diploma or the Master of Translation Studies. NAATI certification is a recognised quality standard and gives a distinct advantage to graduates in the market place.