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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Governance and Public Policy

  • Masters (Coursework)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5366, 038556F
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$31,744 per year / $47,616 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 1.5 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 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.

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.
  • 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 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
  • Public policy adviser
  • Global health and development adviser
  • Social justice advocate
  • Portfolio governance analyst