Postgraduate study

Victoria University (VU) postgraduate programs are high-quality – yet affordable and can help you achieve success, on your terms.

Whether you want to progress your career, enhance your skills, follow your passion, or study with an innovative research community, we’ll help you decide on the right postgrad course.

If you’re an international student, find out how to submit an international application.

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Career & postgraduate course advice

We are offering free course and career advice to help you consider your study options.

One-to-one career appointments

We offer 1 hour appointments for career advice to discuss your current situation and research appropriate postgraduate study options.

Courses specialised for industry

We work with a network of business and industry partners to enhance our curriculum and research. The 2014 Good Universities Guide recognised our corporate connections and awarded the Victoria Graduate School of Business 4 stars.

You can benefit from our industry partners through workplace learning opportunities. This allows you to graduate with real-world experience.

Browse our postgraduate courses

Award winning courses

Our courses are recognised for their relevance. Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been ranked number 1 in Australia by CEO Magazine's International Graduate Forum. It is also consistently awarded a peak rating from the Good Universities Guide for its business links, staff qualifications and entry flexibility. It is taught in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, where students can build networks to grow a great career.

Teaching excellence

Discover the benefits of studying a postgrad degree

With years of experience in their fields, you can benefit from the industry knowledge and networks of our lecturers and professors. The high standard of our teaching, curriculum and research is complemented by our highly regarded adjunct professors, such as:

Industry accreditation

Many of our courses are accredited by peak bodies (such as CPA Australia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), the Australian Institute of Project Management and the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council).

Affordable courses

We believe finances should not limit a student's success. Victoria University makes postgraduate study affordable. Our degrees offer the same quality as other universities, but provide better value.

Below is a sample of the total course cost (estimates only):

Maree Stuart fast tracked her degree through advanced standing and an exchange program.

Course duration

You can complete our shortest course in just 6 months.

You may also be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience.

We also offer optional class scheduling – many courses have evening, weekend and/or intensive classes.

Find out how our postgraduate studies are designed to suit you.

Research degrees

Winning researcher, Catherine Xiaocui Lou was named State of Victoria’s international postgraduate student of the year in 2013.

Our research institutes and centres conduct locally relevant and globally significant research. In 2012, Victoria University received world-class ratings in the Excellence in Research for Australia assessment.

We also have a growing national and international reputation in sport, exercise science and active living. We have the most sport industry partners, and the best employment outcomes for sport graduates of any university in Australia, making us leaders in sport.

Find out about our graduate research studies.

Learning environment

Our postgraduate research students have access to highly acclaimed support and facilities that have been awarded the highest possible five-star rating by the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations.

You can also immerse yourself in a different culture by completing part of your studies overseas. We have many student exchange agreements around the world, and offer study grants to help you gain an international learning experience.

Fees and scholarships

Victoria University has a well-earned reputation for accessibility. In addition to offering a large number of scholarships, support and study pathways, we pride ourselves on the affordability of our courses.

You can:

Apply for a postgraduate course

With a five star rating for entry flexibility across a range of postgraduate courses from the 2014 Good Universities Guide, you have the opportunity to apply based on your life experience, and not just academic qualifications.

Find out how to apply for a postgraduate or research course.

MBA November intake

We are now accepting applications for our MBA and MBA Professional November 2014 intake.

To begin studying in November you need to:

  • be an Australian resident
  • submit a direct application to VU and indicate in the 200 word statement that you would like to commence in November
  • apply by 31 October 2014.

Apply now for the MBA November intake.

Note that semester 1, 2015 applications close in February 2015.

Contact us

For general information and enquiries: