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Master of  Governance and Public Policy

Program code: 5606
CRICOS code: 084725A

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Boost your policy career and gain an advanced understanding of twenty-first century governance and public policy.

  • This one-year master's program is suitable for those with an approved honours degree looking to develop a career in governance and policy – see Program Details.
  • Undertake high level coursework to gain practical knowledge, research skills and a critical, inquiring approach to questions of governance and policy development in the modern world.
  • Gain an understanding of major public issues confronting our society across areas such as community and international policy, governance and development, and resource management.
  • Be exposed to leading thinkers and debates in the public, private and community sectors, and will develop capacities to enhance effectiveness in the workplace.

Enhance your ability to make your mark as a provider of key policy insights and innovative business strategies.

  • Students

    Multicultural learning environment

    Study and network with public servants from a range of different nations in a genuinely multicultural classroom, giving you a global perspective.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    The program is housed in the School of Political Science and International Studies which has a lively intellectual culture and hosts high-profile annual lectures, research seminars, public lectures and photography competitions.

  • Why study

    The Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs

     

  • Alumni
    The MGPP exposed me to leading thinkers and key debates in the public, private and community sectors, which has given me a greater insight and better understanding of the way governments operate and the influence of new public management on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. I have incorporated my key learnings from the MGPP into various roles in the Department of Career the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Department of Education and Training and Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. Aaron Hoffman, Master of Governance and Public Policy (2016)

Career outcomes

Our graduates can be found in ministerial and public sector leadership roles, senior public management positions, think tanks and policy research institutes, social enterprise and not-for-profit leadership roles, and special adviser roles.

Summary

  • Program code
    5606
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    084725A

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Governance and Public Policy are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Governance and Public Policy are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Governance and Public Policy. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Governance and Public Policy at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $30,096
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Governance and Public Policy for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Governance and Public Policy can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Governance and Public Policy is 5606. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in political sciences, social sciences, governance, public policy, public administration, public management, political science, organisational studies, public relations, media or communication, and Law.

To satisfy the requirement for same discipline a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Governance and Public Policy is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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