The University of Sydney offers its 15,000 postgraduate students a broad range of coursework and research degrees which encourage cross-disciplinary work and meet many objectives, from professional development to academic specialisation.
Three-quarters of postgraduate students choose to take coursework-based degrees. These flexible learning options allow students to deal with an ever-changing world, helping them to enhance their skills in a flexible learning environment that allows many postgraduates to remain in the workforce while studying.
The University of Sydney has over 70 interdisciplinary research and teaching centres, twelve national centres of excellence, and 15 cooperative research centres. The Australian Government Excellence in Research for Australia rankings rate the University of Sydney as being above the world standard for 75% of its 100 plus academic fields. Research students join a community producing groundbreaking work across a wide range of disciplines in the areas critical to our common future. Prospective students can search for potential projects and supervisors on the University's website.
Mentoring programs help students build research skills, and some new science PhD students are employed as teaching fellows. This scheme has proved highly effective in motivating undergraduate students, while providing the fellows with useful teaching experience.