What’s it like to study a Masters in Adelaide?
Adelaide is the most important economic centre in South Australia, but is also renowned for its vibrant arts and entertainment culture, with many annual festivals. It was originally established as a planned city in the early 19th century and retains a multicultural population and open-minded attitude.
Like other Australian cities, Adelaide is well-known for its climate and geography, with attractive local beaches and the chance to encounter some of the country’s unique wildlife. Cultural highlights include the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Just off the coast of South Australia, meanwhile, is Kangaroo Island: home to several nature reserves and conservation parks, the island is one of Australia’s top destinations for wildlife lovers wanting to catch a glimpse of dolphins, koala bears and (you guessed it) kangaroos.
Postgraduate students in the city have the opportunity to experience a vibrant nightlife and take part in the famous Adelaide Festival of Arts: a huge event incorporating celebrations of comedy, writing, film ideas, music and food. Some of Australia’s largest touring festivals also visit the city, including the famous Big Day Out rock event.
Universities in Adelaide
Adelaide’s oldest university, the University of Adelaide, is also the third oldest in Australia. A member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight, it is usually ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide.
Adelaide is also home to some of Australia’s most important research centres, several of which collaborate on projects with local universities.
Other universities in the city include Flinders University as well as campuses of the University of South Australia and Torrens University Australia (part of the American international college and university network, Laureate International Universities).
Careers in Adelaide
Usually rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Adelaide offers plenty of exciting employment opportunities for postgraduates looking to stay on after their Masters. Key business sectors include defence, energy, healthcare and wine production.