Master On Campus

Governance and Public Policy

University of Queensland

18 months
32448 AUD/year
24600 AUD/year
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The Master of Governance and Public Policy offered at the University of Queensland will help you boost your career potential and gain an advanced understanding of 21st century governance and public policy.


UQ brings world-class scholars, policy practitioners and cutting-edge researchers together to deliver a first-class learning experience for those looking to develop a career in governance and policy.

Housed in the Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs within UQ’s School of Political Science and International Studies, the 1.5 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Master of Governance and Public Policy offered at the University of Queensland aims to take your student experience to a new level and boost your quality and employability as a future leader.

As a student, you'll undertake high-level coursework – choosing from 40 subjects and projects – to gain practical knowledge and research skills, and a critical, inquiring approach to questions of governance and policy development in the modern world.

Program highlights

  • Interact with world-class scholars and policy practitioners, and work closely with top-rated researchers in the field.
  • Be exposed to leading thinkers in the public, private and community sectors on a regular basis.
  • access a range of public bodies at international, federal and state level through an acclaimed internship scheme.
  • Choose to include an internship, a research project or participation in the Graduate Centre Mentorship program.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
  • Think tank adviser
  • Policy research institute member
  • Not-for-profit manager
  • Environmental adviser
  • Ministerial team member

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Writing Politics 
  • Dynamics of Governance
  • Law, Policy and Governance
  • Dynamics of Public Policy
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Knowledge and Evidence in Public Policy
  • Economic Analysis & Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 038556F

  • 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 three years full-time work experience in a public policy relevant organisation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32448 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 32448 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    24600 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24600 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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