3. Pathways

Not everyone takes the same path to postgraduate study. If you don't meet a program's entry requirements – there are some options to help you on your way.

Master's by coursework

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for your preferred master's program, you may be able to study a graduate certificate or graduate diploma and use it as a pathway to the master's program.  

Many coursework programs are offered in "suites", which begin at graduate certificate level and progress to master's level (or beyond).

If you begin with a graduate certificate, you can often progress to a graduate diploma and then to a master's by coursework.

Program suites provide flexible entry and exit points and allow you to start with the fundamentals and build on each qualification as you go.

Your study pathway will depend on your program and faculty. For more information, please contact UQ Admissions.

Australian Defence Force Higher Education Accreditation Scheme

UQ will consider requests for entry on the basis of Australian Defence Force education and training. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis for select programs.

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Applying to UQ

To apply directly to UQ, create an applicant account and complete all details requested in the application form, attaching all required documentation as per the program entry requirements and any other additional information requests.

Apply directly to UQ

QTAC applications

To apply for the Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Science, Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Nursing Studies, submit your application online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply to QTAC

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

What does that mean?

When you come to university you will hear a lot of new terms: here is an explanation of some of them.

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

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