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Postgraduate study at ACU

When you study a postgraduate course at ACU you’ll be joining a diverse community of learners committed to making a positive difference in the world. You’ll advance your knowledge and expertise through programs that are student-centric, flexibly delivered, and evidence-based.

A globally ranked university

Our institutes, centres and faculties boast internationally renowned scholars and produce world-leading research.

In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, ACU ranked first or equal first for ten fields of research in Australia: 

  • cardiorespiratory medicine and haematology
  • clinical sciences
  • cognitive sciences
  • human movement and sports science
  • nursing
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • psychology
  • public health and health services
  • religion and religious studies
  • specialist studies in education. *

If you’re interested in pursuing postgraduate studies, we offer a range of graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s by coursework, master’s by research and doctorates in education, business, health sciences, theology and philosophy, and executive education.

Non-school leavers

Are you over the age of 21? Or did you complete Year 12 more than three years ago? More than half of our current students are non-school leavers like you. By studying at ACU as a non-school leaver you’ll be joining a diverse community of students from a range of beliefs, backgrounds and ages.

Watch our recorded postgraduate sessions

We’ve recorded a selection of our live Open Day sessions for you to watch at any time. In the sessions you’ll hear from staff, current students and alumni about the courses, campuses and experiences you can expect at ACU.

If you’d like to watch a session, head to ‘Watch recorded sessions’ and make your selection.

Name Student type Session Type Virtual Session Link
Work/life/balance for postgraduate studentsPostgraduate, Domestic student, International studentPanel sessionView Session

Postgraduate course guides

Find out more about postgraduate courses in your area of interest.

Alternatively, visit our study area page for further information.

How to apply

Executive Education

Amplify your ability to lead your organisation in a complex, rapidly changing future.

We run a suite of distinctive postgraduate award programs and leadership-focused short courses, or we can customise a course to the specific needs of you and your team.

Our Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) challenges participants to consider how contemporary business models can embrace ethical values and sustainable profit growth, and how these two apparently competing ambitions are, in fact, intertwined and interdependent.

You will be challenged, engaged in lively debate, given the skills that enable you to think critically, differently and outside of the standard to tackle the big questions, and create bigger results with true mutual value and benefit.

We are witnessing significant changes to our way of life and environment including the way we operate our businesses. Social confusion and slumping sales are endangering employee health and impacting business continuity. These changes are already rewriting the future of how we will conduct business. 

Leading Through Uncertainty is an opportunity for you as a leader to update your skills, quickly, to ensure you manage turbulence, optimise risk and take decisive action.

This exceptional short course consists of four complementary modules. It is a rigorous, practical program grounded in best practice and backed by research.

ACU College short course

ACU College also offers a Certificate III in Active Volunteering. This qualification reflects the role of people working in a volunteer capacity across a range of industries and organisations in a variety of contexts.

Watch our recorded Executive Education sessions

We’ve recorded a selection of our live Open Day sessions for you to watch at any time. In the sessions you’ll hear from staff, current students and alumni about the courses, campuses and experiences you can expect at ACU.

If you’d like to watch a session, head to ‘Watch recorded sessions’ and make your selection.

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A day in the life

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*Four-digit FoRs, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018