Postgraduate Study Options


The University of the South Pacific (USP) has a comprehensive selection of Postgraduate programmes across its six Schools for pupils interested in pursuing Postgraduate studies.

USP has sought to deliver the best value for money to its Member Countries while consistently expanding the quality and range of its academic programmes, facilities, educational and pastoral support, community projects, and regionally relevant research, led by its spirit of continuous improvement. Since its humble beginnings in 1968, the University has come a long way.

USP’s academic programmes have been designed for the Pacific Islands context; the core academic work in introductory courses is similar to that offered elsewhere, but local and regional data, source materials, experiments, and case studies engage students and help them acquire knowledge more readily.

Fanny Serai Raboiliku Levuilowa, who completed her Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters in Business Administration (MBA), says she learned about USP’s Postgraduate programmes from a colleague who was also furthering their studies.

“Being a working student was challenging, but with the help of the support staff and other students, the two years flew by,” she added.

She stated that her MBA and Postgraduate qualifications made her more marketable than ever before.

Fanny said the programme gave her the confidence and practical experience to take her family-owned business to the next level.

She encouraged anyone considering furthering their studies to look into the Postgraduate options available at USP.

Pramnesh Chand, who is pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management, said that after completing his Bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism Management, his family and friends advised and empowered him to pursue further studies.

“Because I was a current student at USP and was aware of the programmes available and their benefits, I decided to take the next step. Right now, I am enjoying studying,” he said.

According to him, USP’s Postgraduate programme boosted his data analysis abilities and his knowledge of international tourism and marketing, worldwide trends, and how countries are considering virtual tourism as an alternative.

He stated that the learning environment was excellent, with outstanding facilities and teaching staff, and better job prospects once upon completing the programme.

The School of Accounting, Finance and Economics (SAFE) offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in the following disciplines: Accounting, Economics. Finance, Official Statistics and Population Studies and Demography.

These disciplines are critical for financial success in all areas of the economy and society, including business, government, and non-profit organisations. Budgeting and planning, procurement and expenditure, financial reporting and analysis, audit and assurance, trade and investment, and development and growth are all facilitated.

The School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP) is a good choice for those who want to become leaders in innovation and knowledge production. STEMP creates excellent professionals by adherence to the USP charter values of ethics, excellence, innovation, inclusiveness, diversity, and equity.

The School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS) is the place to be at USP if you plan a career in law, foreign affairs, politics, social work, development planning, or human rights and justice advocacy and the place to start your academic journey.

Moreover, the School of Business and Management (SBM) is dedicated to excellent teachers committed to student success while pursuing meaningful research in their disciplines. SBM offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in business, management, public administration, tourism, hospitality management, and land management. Students are skilled in critical thinking, communication, global thinking, and working within a diverse workforce.

The School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS) plays a dynamic role in the South Pacific region, with SAGEONS being one of the most prominent parts of USP The School creates an environment that supports competitiveness, creative thinking, and innovation. It encourages working on innovative projects to promote the holistic personality development of our students to nurture them as future leaders in their chosen areas. The emphasis is on preparing the students to become exceptional leaders in their areas of study for solving real-life problems.

Furthermore, the School of Pacific Arts, Communication and Education (SPACE) cultivates and celebrates the creative arts and knowledge systems of the South Pacific; nurtures communication and critical skills through its literature, language, linguistics and journalism programmes; and trains regional teachers by offering a wide variety of courses in professional education. All their programmes are internationally recognised.

Finally, the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) collaborates with university stakeholders and national, regional and international development partners across the CSO and NGO sectors. The Centre also works with regional governments in an advisory capacity, mainstreaming climate change and sustainable development into the development process. The Pacific region and individual island nations have committed to international efforts to prevent irreversible environmental change and promote sustainable development by participating in numerous global “Multilateral Environmental Agreements”.

Find out about one of our Postgraduate programmes today and shape your future!

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