12 months
29508 USD/year
8264 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Policy and Governance from University of Canterbury graduates can obtain a professional qualification in public policy and strategic decision making.


Policy and Governance from University of Canterbury will provide advanced interdisciplinary training in just one year for those wishing to progress in local, regional, national, and third sector/not-for-profit roles in policy and governance.


The MPAG caters perfectly for students interested in policy and governance careers in local, regional, and national government, and not-for-profit/volunteer sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy and Governance in Small States of New Zealand and the Pacific
  • Science, Technology and Environmental Policy
  • Political Economy of Development
  • Geography, 
  • History, 
  • Pacific Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in any subject, normally with at least a B Grade Point Average in 60 points of 300-level courses in the majoring subject, or other equivalent qualifications.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29508 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8264 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 11,427 NZD
  • International Students - 40,800 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /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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