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Postgraduate Study at ECU
Passionate about a particular field of work? Just completed a degree and think you'd like to go onto more study?
Or maybe you've been working as a professional and you're looking for a competitive advantage or even a career change?
Whatever your reason or background, you'll find a wide range of postgraduate courses at ECU, including Graduate Certificates and Diplomas, Masters by coursework and PhDs.
Fantastic facilities and programs
ECU offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses and our facilities are some of the best you'll find at any university in Australia. We have:
- one of Australia's fastest growing Engineering Schools
- the largest Nursing program in Western Australia
- Exercise Science laboratories considered among the best in the Southern Hemisphere
- the oldest and most popular School of Education in Western Australia
- one of the most comprehensive Arts & Humanities Schools in the Southern Hemisphere
- one of the world's leading performing arts academies, WAAPA.
What can you study here?
There are two ways you can study for a postgraduate qualification – by coursework or by research.
The majority of our postgrad coursework disciplines offer Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters level courses.
You can also advance from a Graduate Certificate to a Masters as a natural progression.
A postgraduate research degree involves the production of a written body of work, known as a thesis.
Identifying a topic, developing a proposal, conducting the research and writing the thesis are key stages of a research degree.
Our study areas
At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas. As a domestic or international student, you can select a study area that aligns with your field of interest, or choose from our postgraduate study options to see what courses are available.
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"There are so many highlights to studying an Integrated PhD at ECU"
Becoming a member of the ECU research community and having the opportunity to meet, work alongside, and get to know PhD students from across all Schools is a real benefit of the coursework component.
I also love how much my general knowledge has increased. Not only have I received training and experience to assist me with undertaking a PhD, but I now have a broad knowledge of research-related industry, business and the media.
Finally, I’m enjoying how welcoming and inspirational the School of Education staff are. The genuine interest that the academic staff have in my research and their willingness to share their expertise makes undertaking an Integrated PhD at ECU an absolute privilege.
"It's something to go for…"
Master of International Hospitality Management student, Tendai Muchemwa talks about the value of his Work Integrated Learning placement.
"ECU has supported me all the way"