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For people interested or involved in postgraduate study at Otago

Harlene Hayne.

Professor Harlene Hayne
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Research & Enterprise)

There are a number of very good reasons to enrol in postgraduate study. Our own postgraduate qualifications have provided us with opportunities that would otherwise not have been possible. Our PhDs have provided us with the opportunity to work overseas, to enjoy a high level of job satisfaction, to use our skills to help others, to become experts in our fields, to attract a higher income, to have the opportunity to meet and learn from other experts, to make a greater contribution to society, and to enjoy greater flexibility in — and control over — our lives.

Looking back on how our respective careers have worked out so far, we can clearly see that postgraduate study provided us with a variety of exciting career choices — choices we wouldn't have had without postgraduate qualifications. While it's true that the extra years of study involved some hard work and sacrifice, they also provided the opportunity to pursue an academic passion in a challenging and stimulating environment. We wouldn't have done it any differently, and even had a bit of fun along the way.

Charles Tustin.

Dr Charles Tustin
Director, Graduate Research Services

So, if you're considering whether to do a postgraduate course at the University of Otago, you may like to think about the myriad of opportunities that it will open up for you in the future.

At Otago, there are over 100 different postgraduate courses to choose from in many different disciplines. There are also different levels of postgraduate study, including certificates, diplomas, Masters degrees and PhDs. The best part is that you'll be joining a cohort of approximately 4,000 other postgraduate students, so you definitely won't be on your own. You'll have access to all of Otago's outstanding facilities, you'll have opportunities to network with, and learn from, fellow students and visitors to the University, and of course, you'll be taught and guided by our expert academic staff.

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