Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Governance and Public Policy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCGPP with a GPA of 5 or GDipGPP with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline plus documentary evidence of three years full-time work experience in a public policy relevant organisation.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 20240

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Governance and Public Policy.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCGPP with a GPA of 5 or GDipGPP with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline plus documentary evidence of three years full-time work experience in a public policy relevant organisation.

CRICOS Code: 038556F

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.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27296

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Master of Governance and Public Policy?

This program focuses on issues of governance and analyses how society deals with challenges and policy problems, often by combining the resources of government, private and community sectors. Students develop practical knowledge combined with high level research skills and a critical, enquiring approach to questions of governance and policy development in the new millennium. Students will be exposed to leading thinkers and debates in the public, private and community sectors, and will develop capacities to enhance effectiveness in the workplace and gain a better understanding of the way governments operate as well as the major public issues confronting our society.

What you can study

Students develop practical knowledge combined with high level research skills and a critical, inquiring approach to questions of governance and policy development in the new millennium. Students will be exposed to leading thinkers and debates in the public, private and community sectors, and will develop capacities to enhance effectiveness in the workplace and gain a better understanding of the way governments operate as well as the major public issues confronting our society.

The MGPP offers the opportunity to access a range of public bodies at international, federal and state level through an acclaimed internship scheme.

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Governance and Public Policy are also available.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Governance and Public Policy.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCGPP with a GPA of 5 or GDipGPP with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline plus documentary evidence of three years full-time work experience in a public policy relevant organisation.

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.

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.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCGPP with a GPA of 5 or GDipGPP with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline plus documentary evidence of three years full-time work experience in a public policy relevant organisation.

Additional application requirements

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.

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.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 038556F

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.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 20240

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27296

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2017 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Governance and Public Policy

Careers

Graduates of the Governance and Public Policy programs will have skills in areas such as political analysis, government strategies, policy analysis and issues management. Such skills are applicable in the public sector and also in the private and community sectors.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Governance and Public Policy

To complete the Master of Governance and Public Policy, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

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See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Governance and Public Policy.

Program Rules for the Master of Governance and Public Policy

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: