What are the Benefits of Postgraduate Study?
Some of the benefits of postgraduate study include:
- Work-related tranferable skills in managing projects, working in teams, speaking publicly and giving presentations
- Increasing knowledge in a particular discipline
- Networking opportunities
- Higher starting salary and faster career progression in subsequent years
- Opportunity to empower yourself and the wider community
Comments from Indigenous postgraduate students:
"It’s definitely worth doing, you’ve already survived three or four years of your undergrad why don’t you take it a step further and do your postgrad…Postgrad just opens so many more opportunities, not just the skills but the networking you can have…I find it really empowering just doing a postgraduate degree" (Indigenous postgraduate student)
"It’s a challenge and it’s pretty full on but it pays out in the end and it’s a good experience. When you finished your undergraduate it’s such a sense of like you know you’ve completed something it’s just so good, and just to do that next step to postgraduate…it’s not long and yeah it’s a rewarding thing" (Indigenous postgraduate student).