Pursuing postgraduate studies and maintaining a work-life balance

Making the decision to pursue postgraduate studies can be an exciting and challenging experience. 

As a student, you'll be exposed to new ideas, advanced concepts, and innovative research. However, for many students, the challenge of balancing their studies with work and family commitments can be overwhelming. At the University of Adelaide, we recognise that postgraduate study is very different from undergraduate study, and we have developed flexible learning options to accommodate our students’ unique needs and priorities.

Is postgraduate study right for you?

Postgraduate study can help you to advance your career, change direction, improve your employment prospects, or pursue your passions. Whatever your goals may be, our programs are designed to help you achieve them. Our courses are tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students, and our world-class programs offer a wide range of disciplines and specialisations. Whether you're interested in business, health, law, or science, we have a program to help you achieve your aspirations.

Tailor your study to suit your needs

If you're considering postgraduate study while juggling a full-time job or family commitments, rest assured you're not alone. Many students face similar challenges, but the good news is the University of Adelaide recognises this and has developed flexible learning options to accommodate busy schedules. You can tailor your program to fit your unique needs and priorities with online courses, evening and weekend classes, and part-time study options.

Balance your studies, work and family commitments

Balancing your studies, work, and family commitments can be challenging but achievable with careful planning and time management. A wide range of resources and support is available to help you succeed academically and personally. For example, you can access our academic support services, such as tutoring and study groups, to help you achieve your educational goals. There's also a range of student support services, including counselling, career services, and financial assistance, to help you manage your personal and professional commitments.

Enhance your work-life balance

Pursuing postgraduate studies can enhance your work-life balance by providing a new sense of purpose and fulfilment outside your regular responsibilities. You'll have the opportunity to be challenged and inspired as you develop your skills and gain new knowledge and insights that can help you perform better at work, improving job satisfaction and potentially expanding your career opportunities.

Take the next step in your professional and personal pursuits and speak to one of our advisors about enrolling in a postgraduate degree at the University of Adelaide. With our flexible study options, you can achieve your career goals and make a lasting impact in your chosen field.

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Need Support?

Want to know more about what you can study or how to apply? Get in contact with one of our advisors for help with any and all questions.