You probably know that Melbourne’s degrees are a little different to those on offer at most other Australian universities. But how exactly do they work, and what does it mean for you?
Flexible options, plenty of possibilities
At Melbourne, we want to make sure your studies equip you for whatever your future holds. That’s why we provide flexible options, so you can tailor your degree to suit your passions and goals.
Your first step is to choose an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. Most bachelors degrees will take you three years to complete if you’re studying full time.
“At Melbourne I have been equipped to think outside the square and tackle big issues in unexpected ways. I want to use what I’ve learned to contribute to a sustainable, inclusive future.”
Simon Matthews, Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Languages
Selecting your major
Your major is the study area that you’ll focus on throughout your degree. There are 100 majors to choose from at Melbourne – we cater for every area of interest, from chemistry to criminology!
If you’re already certain about the career path you’d like to take, you can choose to focus on a specific major from day 1 of your degree.
Or, if you’d like to explore all of your interests and options, most Melbourne degrees allow you to take a wide range of subjects before settling on a major. Many of our students discover new and exciting career and personal interests by choosing subjects they might not have thought of or studied before.
“I’ve loved exploring other interests via my breadth subjects. I have done a semester of choir, learned basic programming skills and now I’m taking a film-making subject.”
Rhiannon Kane, Bachelor of Arts
Get an edge with breadth
Most Melbourne degrees allow you to take some subjects outside of your main discipline area. This allows you to pursue a skill or passion outside of your main degree, and discover new opportunities you might never have thought of before.
Once you have completed your bachelors degree, you could:
- Head straight into the workforce and begin your career
- Pursue a professional qualification at masters level through a graduate coursework degree
- Experience the thrill of discovery with a graduate research degree
Have you decided which degree you’d like to study yet? Let us know in the comments!