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Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #214 (QS) ,
The world and its inhabitants are becoming increasingly globalised and digitalised. A new world of possibility is opening up at rapid speed, and there are career opportunities that don’t even exist yet. This Studies program is offered by University of Newcastle.


If you're the kind of person that enjoys analysing future trends and tackling complex challenges, your insatiable curiosity makes you an invaluable commodity in the ever-evolving workplaces of today and the future.

Why study with us?

  • One of the first qualifications of its kind in Australia - the Studies program from University of Newcastle is designed for the curious. The leaders. The movers and the shakers. Those that challenge the status-quo. The innovators and the collaborators seeking solutions.
  • Create your own degree - the Master of Studies is anchored by four core courses that provide a foundation for you to design your own academic journey. From there, you can create your own degree with around 250 courses to choose from.
  • Fast-track your career - this degree will increase your professional capacity making you highly employable. With enhanced capabilities you will stand out at the forefront of the professional industry.
  • Flexible study options - our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study.

Career opportunities

We produce graduates with flexible knowledge that employers’ desire. Your agility, adaptability and preparedness for anything that life may throw your way makes you an invaluable employee with strong leadership and development potential. You will graduate with sophisticated critical and creative thinking capacity and advanced research and communication skills necessary to excel in a range of contexts.

Your unparalleled access to our postgraduate offerings gives you the opportunity to design a curriculum meaningful to you and your career. You’ll graduate with a unique combination of high-level knowledge and expertise to develop your career, perhaps in industries and roles that do not even yet exist.

Here are some examples of possible combinations:

  • Digital Media, Environmental Management and Built Environment to prepare students to work in sustainable urban planning;
  • Applied Linguistics, Public Health and Marketing for a role in multicultural health communications;
  • Nursing, Social Change and Development and Project and Property Management to tackle problems in international aid;
  • Public Health, Information Technology and Business Administration for a career managing technology and change in health administration; and
  • Economics, Family Studies and Psychology to prepare students for a career as a government policy officer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Academic and Communication Practices
  • Critical Thinking, Critical Theory
  • Creative Thinking
  • Unravelling Complexity
  • Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Globalisation
  • Organisational Behaviour and Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended, Online

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Direct entry to the MSt Program (120 units) may be available for applicants who have at a minimum:
  • A three year Bachelor Degree (an AQF level 7 qualification) in any discipline
Applicants with a Bachelor Honours Degree, a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8 qualifications) or above will be given recognition of prior learning towards 40 units of directed or elective courses. Recognition of prior learning and credit will be assessed at admission in accordance with relevant University policies.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    20810 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20810 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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