"Studying my MBA with SCU is one of the best things I've done, to bring together and formalise that knowledge and grow in my skillset to become a business leader."

Scott Lyall

Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate
Chief Operating Officer at Burleigh Brewing Co.

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Master your next move

Reimagine your future with postgraduate studies

If you want to change direction, hit fast-forward on your career, or pursue your passion, a postgraduate qualification allows you to take back control. Expand your mind and network with like-minded professionals and world-class researchers, and open yourself up to new opportunities.

Postgraduate degrees are open to all graduates with a Bachelor degree or, in some cases, equivalent work experience. You may also be eligible for credit on the basis of informal learning or for prior study.

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How to apply

Applying directly is easy – the free online application process can be completed in three simple steps.

  1. Find and select your preferred course. If you want more information, speak to our expert advisors for tailored advice about the study areas that interest you.

  2. Apply directly to Southern Cross with everything you need in one place and our team here to guide you.

  3. Accept your offer and start enrolling in your course’s units.

Why study a postgraduate degree at Southern Cross?

There are many reasons to gain a higher qualification.

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#2 in Australia for Graduate Salary

Postgraduates from Southern Cross University earn a median salary of $103,000 (Good Universities Guide 2022)

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Top 4 in Australia for Overall Satisfaction

Recent postgraduate overall satisfaction (Course Experience Questionnaire 2018-2019)

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5-Star Overall Experience

Our postgraduates have ranked us 5-stars for overall experience (Good Universities Guide 2022)

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5-Star Teaching Quality

Our postgraduates have ranked us 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2022)

Choose from 50+ coursework degrees

Including Graduate Certificates, Diplomas and Masters degrees across numerous interest areas. Search our postgraduate course options.


Flexible learning to suit your lifestyle

With over 20 years of experience in delivering flexible education, you can choose to study your way. Find out more about flexible online study.

Better employment outcomes

Postgraduate study is a great investment in your future, demonstrating your expertise and making you more competitive in your industry. Southern Cross graduates are among the best paid in the country.

Industry connections and accreditation

Many of our postgrad courses are professionally accredited, enabling a pathway to registration and recognition in your field.

Funding your postgraduate study

Some postgraduate course may be Commonwealth Supported for domestic students. Find information on fees per unit for domestic students and fees for international students.


FEE-HELP is a government-funded loan scheme that assists eligible students with their tuition fees. Eligible students include Australian citizens, holders of a permanent humanitarian visa who will be resident in Australia for the duration of the course, or the holder of a permanent visa who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the course.

FEE-HELP enables students to defer their tuition fees, for part of or for the duration of the course. Students repay their loan through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) once their income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment. Visit Study Assist for more information.


We offer a range of scholarships to financially assist you in your studies, ranging in value from $150 to $60,000. Our postgraduate specific scholarships support those students continuing onto further study.

Higher Degrees Research

Interested in a Higher Degree by Research? Eligible domestic applicants can apply for a Research Training Program-supported place. This will provide a tuition fee offset funded by the Australian Government's Research Training Program. Southern Cross University will then supplement this cost to cover the full program tuition fees. You can also view the range of research scholarships currently available on the Graduate School’s Scholarships page for full details of available financial support.

Featured courses

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Graduate Certificate in Regenerative Agriculture

Build your skills and ability to tackle climate challenges with subjects including farming systems, soil management for biodiversity and resilience through drought, fire and flood.

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Master of Teaching

Our two-year Master of Teaching is geared towards making a positive and perhaps even life-long impact on the lives of your students. Choose to major in early childhood or secondary teaching, or undertake an extended research project.

The Hon Poto Williams, MBA graduate and MP for Christchurch East

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Our internationally recognised MBA is designed to focus on what matters to you. Equip yourself with the leadership skills you need to make an immediate impact in your work.


Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

This Australian Association of Social Workers accredited course enables you to develop the skills, knowledge and values to become a strategic, ethical and reflective social work practitioner.

"It's amazing to have knowledge and techniques that can help transform the lives of people who live with pain."

Bec Woods

Master of Osteopathic Medicine

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