The University of Melbourne has developed an educational experience that offers choice, is internationally relevant and strongly connected to the world.
The Melbourne Model is the first of its kind in Australia. It works in a similar way to top universities internationally, offering a dynamic and flexible teaching model that gives you a wider understanding of the world beyond your degree.
We offer choice and flexibility.
Some students have a chosen career all mapped out and want a study experience that supports this. Sometimes, you’re not sure exactly what path is right for you, and you need time to explore your options. You may prefer to graduate with both a Bachelors undergraduate degree and a specialised Masters degree giving you a wide and flexible skill set, ready for anything.
Whatever your path, the Melbourne Model can work for you.
How does it work?
You start with an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. The Melbourne Model offers undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Music and Science. Over three years, you’ll develop a deep understanding of a particular study area - your major.
You’ll also study subjects from outside your core study area. We call this breadth. Not only will breadth provide you with a greater understanding of the world around you, it will allow you to tailor your course to fit your individual passions and career ambitions. You might, for example, study Science but take breadth in Mandarin Chinese – a great choice for a science fan looking to work internationally and help solve global issues. You can also simply explore something you’ve always been curious about, learning alongside fellow students from all over the university.
Following your undergraduate degree, you can enter the workforce or progress to a specialised graduate degree. Graduate degrees offer advanced learning in professional fields such as law, engineering, medicine, architecture and teaching. You’ll earn a competitive, internationally-recognised masters or doctorate qualification and the skills and knowledge required for expert professional practice.
In a crowded marketplace, having both an undergraduate and a specialised graduate-level qualification will help you stand out from the rest.
The Melbourne Model gives you a globally competitive edge. Here’s how:
1. Flexible or focused
You can focus on your chosen career from day one, or keep your options open and explore a range of subjects before deciding. If you change your mind along the way, that’s okay too – in many of our degrees, it’s easy to pursue a new direction.
2. Internationally recognised
Designed to prepare you for a global career, the Melbourne Model is aligned with the top universities in Europe, the US and Asia. Many of our specialist graduate degrees are accredited for professional practice in Australia and overseas.
3. Outstanding employability
No Australian university is rated higher for employer reputation, and Melbourne ranks 7th among employers worldwide.* Each year more than 250 Australian and international organisations – including IBM, KPMG and PwC – visit campus to entice our students with graduate job opportunities.
4. Connected with the real world
The Melbourne Model connects you with your fellow students, the University community and the wider world through real-world experiences – think internships, fieldwork, research projects and overseas study. You’ll collaborate with peers from other degrees and 130 different countries, giving you the perspective and communication skills necessary for success in the global workplace.
5. Your own Melbourne experience
You’ll find your own place at Melbourne. Our students are happy students – we encourage you to follow your curiosity and study what you love, because that’s how you thrive. Melbourne has the highest course completion rates of any university in Australia.
* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017