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What will I learn?

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 two 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 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.

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
Project environmental adviser
Ministerial team member
Diplomatic corps official
Public policy adviser
Global health and development adviser
Social justice advocate

Which department am I in?

Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

084724B

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,744.00 (16,99,358) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Queensland

Humanities and Social Sciences graduates are graduates of the future, with the knowledge, creativity and skills to influence powerful change.

  • More than 40 study areas to choose from
  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
  • Students can spend up to a year living and studying overseas
  • Enhance studies through internships or work placements