Master On Campus

Governance and Public Policy

University of Queensland

12 months
32448 AUD/year
25220 AUD/year
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The Master of Governance and Public Policy is offered at the University of Queensland. 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. The Master of Governance and Public Policy is offered at the University of Queensland.

Housed in the Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs within UQ’s School of Political Science and International Studies, the one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Masters program 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 over 30 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.

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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


16 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  CRICOS code: 084725A 
  • a bachelor's honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below).
  • Relevant disciplines include political sciences, social sciences, governance, public policy, public administration, public management, political science, organisational studies, history and law. You must have completed at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content in the discipline, including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
  • You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32448 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32448 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25220 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25220 AUD per year during 12 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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