James Cook University Online

James Cook University is a world-leading university based in tropical Australia. For more than 50 years, we've been helping our students gain the skills they need to propel their careers and make a difference in their communities.

Our heritage

Founded in 1961 and with campuses in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore, JCU is Queensland's second-oldest university. Ranked in the top 2% of the world's tertiary institutions, JCU's reputation for excellence is built on our world-class research as well as the industry-leading performance of our graduates in all sectors. The success of our students is our first priority.

Meet some of the academics who will bring that world-leading research and teaching to your fingertips:

  • Data Science
  • Nursing

What we offer

At JCU Online, we combine the latest in teaching and learning with a deep understanding of online postgraduate course delivery.

Our staff are among the world's leading academics, known for their scholarship, professional rigour and supportive approach to online postgraduate study.

Our ranking among the world's top universities means that a degree from JCU Online will help your CV shine. In fact, JCU has received five stars for job success in the Good Universities Guide for the past six years running.

The JCU Online difference

Postgraduate degrees from JCU Online are innovative, flexible and tailor-made to suit the busy realities of today's working professionals. Accessible on any device and designed to enable 'anytime, anywhere' learning, JCU Online courses fit in with your life, and your lifestyle.

Our interactive online environment makes learning interesting. Video, audio, group chats and more will help you feel immersed in your coursework and get the most out of your study. We facilitate numerous opportunities to connect with fellow students, ensuring your academic qualification is complemented by a genuine network of professional peers.

Yet even as we champion the benefits of online study, we also recognise the value of personal connections and individual support. That's why, as a JCU Online student, you'll have your own personal Success Advisor to support you from enrolment to graduation, assisting and encouraging you all the way to course completion.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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