A student who continues studies after graduating from an initial tertiary course. Courses of study where the completion of a prior university qualification (an approved undergraduate degree) is required, for example, at bachelor level. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and higher degrees.
Postgraduate courses normally require a first degree as a pre-requisite for entry. There are two types of postgraduate award in the UK; taught postgraduate (such as postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and masters degrees), and research postgraduate (such as doctorate).
Postgraduate programs of study are available to students who have already completed a university degree program in a related area. They offer the opportunity for students to further their skills and qualifications in a particular area of specialisation. Completion of a postgraduate program may lead to an award of a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters (by Course-work or Research), Doctorate (PhD) or post-doctoral qualification.
A postgraduate student is someone studying for a higher degree including: Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma - usually one year of coursework. Master - can take up to two years and can be either Research, consisting of a major thesis of 30,000-50,000 words; or Coursework, including a minor thesis or major project of around 15,000-20,000 words and class attendance. PhD - also a degree purely made up of research, resulting in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. Professional Doctorate - similar to a PhD but including some coursework. The University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association (UMPA) is the representative and services body for all postgraduate students at this University.
Graduate, sometimes called postgraduate, programs lead to advanced degrees, diplomas and certificates for which a first degree is a prerequisite. Students in graduate programs are called graduate students.
Of or pertaining to courses of study beyond bachelor level, including graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and higher degrees. Eligibility for entry to a postgraduate course normally requires the applicant to have completed an approved undergraduate degree.
You are a postgraduate student if you have completed a Bachelors degree (or you have equivalent work experience), and you are now doing advanced level (postgraduate) study. Postgraduate study is when you are completing any postgraduate course, such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters or Doctoral (PhD) degree.
A term used to describe a course leading to an award such as graduate diploma, a Master's degree or PhD, which usually requires prior completion of a relevant undergraduate degree (or diploma) course. A 'postgraduate' is a student enrolled in such a course.