Murdoch Postgrads Fit Study Around Work, Children and Lifestyle

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Students completing postgraduate studies at Murdoch University can enjoy the benefits of postgraduate study with flexible study options to fit their studies around their existing commitments.

We’ve taken a unique approach to help students fit these career-related goals around their personal lives

Students completing postgraduate studies at Murdoch University can enjoy the benefits of postgraduate study with flexible study options to fit their studies around their existing commitments.

According to a survey by Graduate Careers Australia in 2008, the median salary for postgraduate students was more than $18,000 higher than the salary of bachelor degree graduates. Despite this, many students delay exploring postgraduate studies because of concerns about the time and costs involved. To help students address these concerns and enjoy a wider range of career prospects, Murdoch University – in Perth, Australia – has taken a unique approach to postgraduate studies by offering a flexible approach, including nested course options.

Executive Director of Student Services Professor David Macey said that the nested courses allow students to commit to postgraduate studies one step at a time. “At Murdoch, we understand the challenges of balancing study with work, family or other commitments. Rather than commit to a full Masters or PhD, students can earn qualifications step-by-step, gaining a series of industry recognised qualifications along the way,” Professor Macey said.

Murdoch offers many Postgraduate course options with full-time, part-time and external enrolment available, and class times outside of business hours to suit students who work full time or need to organise childcare.

"Generally, people decide to undertake postgraduate study for career-related reasons rather than personal reasons: they want to upgrade their skills, specialise in a certain area, get qualified for a specific position. We’ve taken a unique approach to help students fit these career-related goals around their personal lives" said Professor Macey.

Students considering postgraduate studies can find a course to suit their industry or role using Murdoch’s online postgraduate tool. To learn more about postgraduate studies at Murdoch University, or use the postgraduate course tool, please http://www.postgrad.murdoch.edu.au.

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