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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Diploma in Governance and Public Policy

  • Graduate Diploma

Boost your career potential and gain an advanced understanding of 21st century governance and public policy.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
5365, 065317G
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$31,744 per year / $31,744 total

About this course

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 one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Graduate Diploma 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 - to gain practical knowledge and research skills, and a critical, inquiring approach to questions of governance and policy development in the modern world.

You'll gain a deeper understanding of how governments operate and the major public issues confronting our society, across areas such as community and international policy, governance and development, and resource management.

As a graduate, you'll be equipped with a transferable skill-set allowing you to meaningfully address key policy issues and improve policy outcomes in both the public and private sectors.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • 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.
  • Study with students from a range of different backgrounds and countries in a genuinely multicultural classroom, giving you a global perspective.
  • Choose to participate in the Graduate Centre Mentorship program.

Career pathways

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
  • Diplomatic corps official
  • Public policy adviser
  • International law practitioner
  • Global health and development adviser
  • Social justice advocate