Inspire and teach tertiary students; lecture and conduct research projects on your area of passion.

To prepare yourself for a career as a university lecturer:

Step 1
Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s course {Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)} as your first degree.

Step 2
Complete a postgraduate Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy - Research.

Refer to the Study Pathways to the right for more information.

University lecturers and tutors:

  • prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and practical classes
  • assess student assignments and grade student performance
  • keep an eye on student progress and supervise research students
  • discuss with students their progress and/or aspirations
  • organise and conduct field trips and excursions
  • research a specialised field of study and publish the findings in books or professional and academic journals
  • attend meetings and conferences to do with research, budget and policy matters and departmental administration
  • plan courses in consultation with other staff, arrange course timetables and coordinate and supervise teaching assistants to conduct classes
  • serve on departmental or faculty committees dealing with general departmental and administrative concerns
  • prepare departmental budgets and associated reports
  • provide professional consultative services to government and industry

After graduation you may consider becoming a university lecturer or tutor. You will already have a good idea of what such a position entails. Tertiary institutions, such as universities, offer lectureships and other tertiary teaching positions. Lecturers may also be self-employed, working as consultants or in a professional practice. Competition for available positions is very strong.

Source: myFuture


Disclaimer: This page provides study pathway and career options as a guide only. You should contact the Admissions Centre, International Centre or relevant Faculties for full details.

Study pathways

The following study pathway shows the most common and direct route for a UWA student to pursue this career.

  1. Undergraduate

    Any major is a relevant study pathway for this occupation.

  2. Postgraduate

    Postgraduate study is required for this occupation.

    Relevant research courses include:

  3. Research

    Research study is required for this occupation.

    Relevant research courses include: