You can study postgraduate degrees in a range of subjects on FutureLearn - you can see them all here.
In this article we'll cover:
- Types of qualification offered
- Entry requirements
- Part time and flexible study
- Costs, payments and financial support
- Moving to another course once you've started
- University contact details
Earn an internationally accredited postgraduate qualification
We offer three types of qualification:
- a Graduate Certificate (which requires 4 programs)
- a Graduate Diploma (8 programs)
- a Masters (16 programs).
All our degrees are internationally accredited. We offer a fixed set of programs for each degree, and there aren't currently any electives.
We don't yet offer undergraduate degrees, but we might do in the future!
You'll see specific requirements for your degree under the “what experience do you need” section on its degree pages. You can study from any country, but you'll need to meet the minimum language requirements outlined on the degree page.
Whether you can use any existing qualifications for credit will vary from university to university. For Deakin, you can find out more here.
Study part time and flexibly
The amount of time it takes to complete a degree varies depending on how many programs you study at once, when you start your study and if you take any breaks.
- a Graduate Certificate ranges from 6 months – 2 years
- a Graduate Diploma from 1-2 years
- a Masters 2 years+.
Taking one program at a time will take approx 5 hours of study a week. Within this there will be weeks of assessment which will require more time, and we'll tell you this clearly in advance.
As you pay for a program at a time (each earning you a credit), you can pause at the end of a program, returning when you want to do another.
You will need to discuss with your tutor at the university offering the degree if you want to arrange a pause in your study. The amount of time you can pause for will vary between universities but the credit you’ve earned will remain valid.
Costs, payment and financial support
Degrees vary in price depending on the subject.
You can purchase a program at a time to make up the level of study that you want. This allows you to space out your purchasing and decide later what degree you want to work towards.
We currently only take payment through partner university sites, so the payment methods available will be determined by the university.
For degrees offered through Australian universities, only Australian citizens can currently benefit from financial help in paying for the degrees.
Moving to a different degree once you've started
Once you've enrolled, you can still move to a different degree within the same discipline, e.g. from a Masters to a Graduate Certificate within the same subject if one is available. To do this, contact your tutor at the university. Once you complete the programs required for your degree of your choice, you will be awarded the qualification.
Contact details at Deakin
When you enrol with Deakin on a program or degree you will be given a Deakin login for DeakinSync. This will allow you to access a wide range of student services including the library and career and wellbeing support.
The portal for queries about payments is here.