Degrees

From a Bachelor degree to a Masters degree, we give you the flexibility to study online with leading Australian universities, without stepping foot on campus.

Your degree, your way

Study degrees with unis across Australia from anywhere, at any time, at your own pace. With over 150 degrees to choose from, we can help you find the right degree for you and get you started easily.

By bringing together subjects and degrees from a range of unis, you have the flexibility to study what interests you most, or is best aligned with your study goals and career plans.

When you enrol through us, you’re able to completely customise your qualification and study journey. Not only can you personalise your study load to fit with your lifestyle, you can also tailor your degree by studying across multiple unis.

Studying a degree online is the exact same qualification as studying on-campus, so you can access the same funding support from the Australian Government (pending eligibility). Find out more about student loans.

Graduate with a leading uni

Whether you’ve chosen to study with multiple unis or just the one, after you’ve successfully completed the subjects required, you’ll graduate with exactly the same qualification as on-campus students.

There’s no difference to a qualification achieved by studying online or on-campus—it’s just the study mode that’s different. If you study subjects with multiple unis, you’ll graduate with a qualification from the uni you studied with most.

More about undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate degrees, commonly known as Bachelor degrees, are uni qualifications generally made up of 24 individual subjects. Undergraduate degrees provide you with the knowledge, skills and techniques to confidently work in your desired field.

For undergraduate degrees, the structure can consist of core, major and elective subjects. To gain a Bachelor qualification, you’ll need to complete the requirements specific to that degree. The degree structure is clearly outlined on each degree page.

There are commonly three subject levels for undergraduate degrees. Degrees start with Level 1 introductory subjects, and finish with more advanced Level 3 subjects. Subject levels are indicated by the first number of the subject code. For example, AAA110 is an introductory Level 1 subject, and AAA310 is and advance Level 3 subject.

Not sure if you’re prepared for uni or know exactly what you want to study? Start with a preparatory subject so you can improve your knowledge and discover what’s the best fit for you. Find out more about preparatory subjects.

Get started without entry requirements

You can start studying towards a Bachelor degree with no entry requirements when you enrol in the majority of undergraduate subjects. This means you can study at uni without an academic score or school ranking. Find out more about single subjects.

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Single subjects are real uni subjects that make up a full degree. To be officially entered into a degree you’ll need to apply and be accepted which you can do simply online. Depending on the academic criteria for your chosen degree, you can apply straight away, or you may have to complete a few subjects first, which we can help you with.

Gaining credit can help you complete your degree sooner. You can apply for credit if you have other post-secondary school qualifications, relevant work experience or formal training. Previous study will need to have been completed within the last 10 years to be considered for credit. Find out more about applying for credit.

More about postgraduate degrees

A postgraduate degree is a continuation of uni study after you’ve completed an undergraduate degree. However, if you have relevant work experience you may be able to start postgraduate study without prior qualifications.

The structure of postgraduate degrees varies depending on the nature of the degree you choose. Generally, a postgraduate degree includes a combination of core and elective subjects.

Core subjects are mandatory and must be completed to meet your study requirements. Elective subjects are optional subjects that you can choose as part of your degree.

Applying for a postgraduate degree

Entry requirements for postgraduate degrees vary. Previous qualifications and professional experience required to study depends on the qualification level, degree and the university.

Typically, the minimum entry requirement for postgraduate study is the successful completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent study.

Let’s get you started

We've made it easy for you to browse interest areas and choose your degree.

What's the right qualification for you?

We’re here to help you review and choose the right qualification for you. All degrees are nationally and internationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF regulates all Australian qualifications and outlines Australia’s national standardised education system.

Qualification levels and entry requirements

Each qualification level has different entry criteria, timeframes and costs.

Qualification Entry criteria
Subjects to complete Estimated cost* AQF level
Open Work experience Previous study
Associate Degree Yes Yes 16 subjects $14,000 to $19,000 6
Bachelor Degree Yes Yes 24 subjects $19,000 to $38,000 7
Graduate Certificate No Yes Yes 4 subjects $8,800 to $25,000 8
Graduate Diploma No No Yes 8 subjects $17,000 to $22,000 8
Masters Degree No No Yes 12 to 16 subjects $30,000 to $100,000 9

*Government funding may be available.

Study requisites

When you enrol for a degree through OUA it may have prerequisites or corequisites.

Requisites outline the knowledge and experience you're expected to have before you start study or learn during study.

Prerequisites

A prerequisite is a recommended or mandatory minimum, entry requirement you need to meet before studying for a degree.

Prerequisites are applied to ensure you have the appropriate level of prior knowledge to complete the degree successfully.

Typically, prerequisites include meeting a certain level of education or having relevant work experience.

If you've successfully completed prior study that’s equivalent to a mandatory prerequisite, you may be eligible for a credit.

Corequisites

Corequisites are subjects that must be studied concurrently, or together.

Corequisites build up your subject knowledge and help to improve your study success.

If you've completed prior study equivalent to a mandatory corequisite, you may be also eligible for a credit.

We're here to help

Our student advisors can assist you with your enrolment, help you plan your studies and answer any questions about how studying through OUA works.

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