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Postgraduate coursework

To be considered for an offer to a program, you'll need to meet all the entry requirements.

Check the program page for specific entry requirements. They may include:

Some programs also have inherent requirements that you must meet to be able to graduate.

If you're from a non-English speaking background, you'll also have to meet our English language requirements.

Check the program page and select your qualification for specific entry requirements.

Entry requirements may include:

Some programs have a quota, which means there are limited places available. As entry is competitive, meeting the minimum entry requirements for these programs does not guarantee admission. For programs without a quota, UQ offers places to all applicants who meet the program's minimum entry requirements.

Some programs also have inherent requirements that you must meet to be able to graduate.

Previous degree or professional experience

The previous study you need to have completed will depend on the program you want to study.

For most programs, you'll need to have completed an approved degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. However, for some programs we'll consider other relevant experience, such as work experience.

For some programs, we'll only accept previous study in specific disciplines. This ensures you have the required level of subject area knowledge to succeed in your program.

Minimum grade point average

For most programs, you need to have achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) in your previous studies. Your GPA is a measure of academic performance based on the:

  • grades you received, and
  • number of units you completed in a degree.

We use a 7-point grading scale, where a 4 is a pass and 7 is the highest grade. Different institutions use many different grading scales and methods for calculating GPAs.

When you apply, we'll convert the grades you received in your previous studies to the UQ grading scale. We may exclude certain non-academic subjects and include all failing grades.

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

Our pathway options can help you meet the previous study and GPA requirements for your preferred program.

Pathway options

Program-specific requirements

Some programs require specific work experience as well as academic qualifications. Others have additional requirements such as an interview, aptitude test, referee reports or professional registration.

Check the program entry requirements for details.

If you're applying for the Doctor of Medicine, there's a specific application process to follow.

Applying for the Doctor of Medicine

If you're applying for the Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Teaching (Secondary), read our information sheet:

Graduate teacher preparation programs information sheet (PDF, 79.81 KB)
An overview of entry requirements for graduate teacher preparation programs.

Minimum grade point average

For some programs, you need to have achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) in your previous studies. Your GPA is a measure of academic performance based on the:

  • grades you received
  • number of units you completed in a degree.

We use a 7-point grading scale, where a 4 is a pass and 7 is the highest grade. Different institutions use many different grading scales and methods for calculating GPAs.

When you apply, we'll convert the grades you received in your previous studies to the UQ grading scale.  We may exclude certain non-academic subjects and include all failing grades.

If your GPA is below the minimum requirement for your preferred program, you should still consider applying. You may be eligible for an offer to a lower-level program in the same discipline.

English language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English language requirements. For most programs, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements, but some programs have higher requirements.

There are many ways you may be able to meet English requirements, including previous study, English language tests and work experience.

How to meet English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

Our pathway options can help you meet the previous study, GPA and English language requirements for your preferred program.

Pathway options

Other program-specific requirements

Some programs require specific work experience as well as academic qualifications. Others have additional requirements such as an interview, aptitude test, referee reports or professional registration.

Check the program entry requirements for details.

If you're applying for the Doctor of Medicine, there's a specific application process to follow.

Applying for the Doctor of Medicine

Inherent requirements

Some programs also have inherent requirements you must meet to be able to graduate. These requirements are core activities, tasks or skills that are essential to the program.

Before you apply for a program that has inherent requirements, it’s important to read through them carefully and think about whether you’ll be able to meet them.

Learn more about inherent requirements