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Postgraduate programs

The decision to pursue postgraduate study has clear benefits, with more than 82% of University of Adelaide PhD students gaining employment in 2010.

Master of Business Law

The Master of Business Law is designed for those seeking a postgraduate degree in business studies with a focus on law. The Business Law programs provide students with competitive, high quality and flexible coursework qualifications that expand their current horizon.

Participants study challenging areas of commercial law, comparative law and international law. While this program does not lead to entry into legal practice, it provides a range of postgraduate law elective courses to choose from after completion of the foundation course.

The Business Law degrees are 'nested' programs, giving students the choice of studying for six months, one year or for 18 months to gain their qualification.

Starting with a Graduate Certificate (six months of full-time study) or the Graduate Diploma (one year of full-time study) then progressing to the Master of Business Law (1.5 years of full-time study) students can increase their level of study in line with their study needs or interest. Each program can be studied on a part-time basis. Courses are offered intensively or in evenings allowing the flexibility of blending study with other commitments.

Students completing this program gain an insight into law which can provide expanded career options in business, management and other professional fields.

Master of Applied Project Management

The Master of Applied Project Management is a popular Masters degree accepting students from any undergraduate course as well as students who are operating at graduate level in their employment, but who do not hold an undergraduate degree.

The program, offered by the University of Adelaide's Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) can be studied in a class situation or totally online.

Project managers are used in many industries, including defence, managing the development of new defence equipment, construction, roads and buildings, in mining, information technology, banks and other financial institutions, setting up new health services, and many other industries. Consequently, project managers can move across industries readily with changes in the job market.

The early courses in the MAPM are based on the internationally accepted Project Management Body of Knowledge. ECIC is a Registered Education Provider for the International Project Management Institute. Later courses in the program focus on complex projects, which are appropriate for many defence, transport, health, banking and other enterprises and industries.

Master of Clinical Nursing

The Master of Clinical Nursing is a new program to be offered in 2012 by the University of Adelaide through the School of Nursing.

The program is designed to cater for graduates of a non-nursing three-year degree who are seeking a career as a Registered Nurse. Applicants who have diverse academic, work and life experiences are encouraged to apply.

The Master of Clinical Nursing consists of two years of full-time study. It provides both in-depth theory and integrated clinical placements in hospital and community settings.

This structure supports the development of professional knowledge, attitudes and practice that underpin the role of the Registered Nurse as determined by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council.

On successful completion of the Master of Clinical Nursing, graduates will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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