Flexible study options

Integrate your study with work and family life. Many of our courses allow you to study full time or part time. You can also study online, or on campus at one of our many metropolitan and regional campuses.

Evening classes or intensive ‘block learning’ is available in many courses, including the Master of Management and Master of Marketing. Many subjects also incorporate online video streams that allow you to participate from home or work.

If your personal circumstances change, you can exit early. Most of our masters programs let you graduate with a graduate certificate or diploma if you've completed the minimum requirements.

To find out more about your study options, register for a one-on-one consultation.

Full-time and part-time study

Most postgraduate courses offer both full-time and part-time options.

Full-time study allows you to complete the course faster but requires a greater commitment in terms of contact hours and study.

Part-time study reduces the number of contact hours per semester. Complete your degree at a pace that leaves more time for work or other commitments.

On-campus study

Study in the heart of Melbourne. Featuring state-of-the art learning facilities, our City Campus is perfectly suited to people who work or live near the CBD. Find out more about our City Campus

Our Melbourne Campus is one of Australia’s largest. It’s situated in Melbourne’s north and is easily reached by public transport or car. Find out more about our Melbourne Campus

We’re Victoria’s largest regional university, with campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton. Find out more about our regional campuses

Study online

Our online courses are designed to be highly flexible — you can commence studying at one of six entry points throughout the year. Learn in your own time and space, and interact with your lecturers and research supervisors via our digital learning platform.

Online study works well for those who are:

  • fitting in study around family, work, or other commitments
  • based in a regional or remote location.

Visit the La Trobe Online website for full details of all available courses.

Early exit

If circumstances prevent you from completing your Masters degree, you may be able to exit early and receive with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.2 For example, you may choose to leave the Master of Nursing after one semester of full time study. Assuming you’ve met the subject requirements, you’d be entitled to graduate with a Graduate Certificate of Nursing. You’d also be permitted to resume your Master of Nursing at a later time.

Postgraduate qualification

Estimated length of study


3 semesters full time / 6 semesters part time

Graduate Diploma

2 semesters full time / 4 semesters part time

Graduate Certificate

1 semester full time / 2 semesters part time

To find out more about your study options, register for a one-on-one consultation.

1 Part-time study is not available to international students due to visa restrictions.
2 Students must have met the relevant course requirements for their particular degree.