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Study with CDU


Whether you want to brush up on your professional knowledge, specialise in a field you're passionate about or boost your career opportunities, there has never been a better time to study a postgraduate qualification with CDU.

We’ve delivered flexible and online degrees for more than 15 years and offer you more than 100 courses online, delivered by lecturers who are experts in their fields. Study where, when and how it works for you, with online, on-campus, part-time and full-time options.

Now is the time to study with a university for your new world.

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Available 100% online Australia-wide

Postgraduate Short Courses

In as little as 6 months, you can complete a Graduate Certificate to gain specialist knowledge in your field. Designed for working professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree, these fast and flexible qualifications can be studied 100% online. 

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Choose CDU for a postgraduate degree

  • #1 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2022 ranks CDU as the leader for postgraduate employment outcomes

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

  • Top 100 university in the Asia Pacific

    According to the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

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How to apply for postgraduate courses

Take the next step in your career and apply for a postgraduate course at CDU.

Find out how to apply for postgraduate courses at CDU, as well as information about application fees and how to accept your offer.

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HDR Higher Degree by Research

Join a research community that delivers real-world and measurable impact in Northern Australia and the Asia Pacific. Access unique community connections, environments and partnerships. Be supported by committed and professional supervisors. Be part of the inclusive and down-to-earth Darwin community.

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Flexible study options

Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction. With on-campus, online, part-time and full-time study options, you'll have the flexibility and support to do it your way.

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Study pathways

At CDU, there is a study pathway for everyone. Explore our course and student types, admission requirements and pathways to study so you can apply with confidence.

Launch into your new world of study with confidence

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    How you can change careers entirely in just 2 years

    Already hold an undergraduate degree? You may be able to change careers faster than you think. And you'll open up opportunities to work in some of today's most in-demand jobs.

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    Why now is the right time to further your education

    Whether for professional development or to reach that lofty state of self-actualisation, there has never been a better time to further your education...

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