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Public Policy

Diploma in Arts

Learn how to influence the forces that inform and shape Australian governance and public policy.

You'll gain the skills needed through courses like Australian politics, Indigenous politics and policy, political communication, development and democracy. Gain an in-depth understanding of how society uses power, institutions and ideas to solve collective problems.

Use your analytical abilities for careers within the public, private and community sectors, with roles including policy adviser, policy maker and lobbyist.




1 in Queensland for social policy and administration

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Policy officer
  • Public policy officer
  • Education policy analyst
  • Government relations manager
  • Advocacy officer
  • Policy and advocacy officer
  • Community planning and policy adviser

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Politics & Public Policy
  • Introduction to Australian Politics
  • Australian Social Policy
  • Indigenous Politics & Policy

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