Postgraduate entry procedures

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study you must follow certain procedures.

Admission

Before you enrol, select an admission type to the University based on your previous qualifications and results.

Apply

Students can apply online for most postgraduate or graduate programmes—you may need to enrol using paper forms for some Master’s by thesis programmes.

Certificates and diplomas

Victoria offers both postgraduate and graduate options. Check out the entry requirements and deadlines for postgraduate certificates and diplomas and graduate certificates and diplomas before applying.

If you are applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology you’ll need to apply via the School of Psychology.

Honours

Entry to an Honours programme requires a good Bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. However, all applications are considered individually and recognition can be given to appropriate academic and relevant work experience.

Application dates may vary, check the Honours programme information before applying.

Master’s by thesis

Master’s by thesis students will complete their application through the relevant school or faculty office. It is a good idea to discuss your proposed topic and supervision requirements before starting the application process.

You will be advised on what process you need to follow to enrol, as some enrolments can be completed online and others use enrolment forms.

Find out what Master’s by thesis programmes are available and what you need to do to prepare and apply.

Master’s by coursework

Entry into Master’s by coursework is based on excellent academic performance in your undergraduate degree or relevant prerequisite qualifications.

Applications for Master’s by coursework are generally due on either 10 December or 10 January, although some exceptions apply.

View the Master's by coursework programme information, then apply online.

PhD

There are three application rounds a year for admission as a PhD student, combined with Victoria University scholarship applications. The deadlines are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November.

Some exceptions apply so check with the Faculty of Graduate Research or with the relevant Faculty or School. It is important to read all the programme information before applying online.

View the PhD programme information, then apply online.