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Monday, July 31st, 2017

Monash University arts students explore ethical futures through the dark lens of dystopia

More than simply a thought-provoking genre of literature, the dark creations of writers of dystopian fiction give us the opportunity to reflect on the present and the future. PhD candidates Zachary Kendal of Monash University and Jung Ju Shin of the University of Warwick are leading teams of Monash and Warwick postgraduate students to explore ethics, Utopia, dystopia and science fiction.

Monash University arts students explore ethical futures dystopia

What can stories of dystopia teach us?

The ‘(Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction’ project comprises a multi-disciplinary conference in mid-December and a special issue of peer-reviewed journal ColloquyText, Theory, Critique. With the support of seed funding from the Monash Warwick Alliance, participants will explore the ways we imagine, or attempt to realise, better futures, and interrogate the ethical dimensions of Utopia, dystopia and science fiction.

Professor Emeritus Andrew Milner (Monash University and University of Warwick) and Associate Professor Jacqueline Dutton (University of Melbourne), well-established experts in Utopian studies, are keynote speakers at the conference.

Zac believes a great deal can be learnt from considering the lessons of fictional dystopian and Utopian societies.

“With global uncertainty about the directions our societies are headed, asking these ethical questions of our Utopian impulses would seem more relevant than ever,” Zac said.

“And as classic dystopian novels like George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale hit best-seller lists once more, now is an ideal time to interrogate those dark imaginings and how to steer society away from the oppressive futures they envisage.”

Ju is hopeful the event will mark the beginning of an ongoing collaboration between the Monash and Warwick researcher and student communities.

“We are very grateful to the Alliance for the generous support that has allowed us to work together as a team to make this event possible,” Ju commented.

“We are happy to be a part of a network that values the importance of global collaboration in research and education. Programs such as Monash Warwick Alliance facilitate cross-institutional, interdisciplinary collaboration and offer an opportunity for developing researchers to reach and engage with a larger communities of researchers.”


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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Griffith design student’s 3D-printed guitars hit a sweet note

A Griffith University design student has produced the first two 3D-printed guitars on the Gold Coast.

The guitars were engineered with the skill, passion and commitment of third-year industrial design student Adrian McCormack under the direction of Associate Professor Dr Jennifer Loy at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

Griffith student's 3D-printed guitars hit a sweet note

Griffith design student Adrian McCormack shows off his 3D-printed guitars (Photo credit: Griffith University)

The bespoke guitars highlight the limitless possibilities of 3D-printing technology and had their first public outing at the Blues on Broadbeach Festival recently.

The first design was brought to reality with help from Brisbane guitar builder and technician Rohan Staples at the renowned Guitar Shop in Paddington and printed at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus in seven components, while the second was printed in one complete piece by Belgian company Materialise.

Adrian says his wave design was inspired by the Gold Coast’s rich surfing culture, and explains he spent plenty of time studying the playing style and technique of blues guitarists.

“It was clear that arm support within the design was vital along with overall strength and of course, aesthetics,” he says.

“For the model printed overseas we used a bio-compatible and food-safe material called polyamide, which also ensured the body weight stayed roughly the same as a generic Telecaster body.

“For the locally printed guitar, once the model pieces had been tested and prototyped, they were printed over the course of eight days on campus, with around 200 hours of printing.

“This guitar print also featured a unique process called ‘hot swapping,’ which created the unique red and white finish,” he says.

The locally printed guitar will stay on campus, finding a home at the Griffith Red Zone, while the second guitar will be offered as a prize for a Festival-goer to be announced later this month and presented at Griffith’s Open Day on July 24.

According to Associate Professor Loy, Griffith is working hard to develop graduates who have specialised skills in this area.

“Our industrial design and 3D design digital media students are learning world leading software for additive manufacturing, and gaining hands-on experience of designing with advanced digital technologies, including 3D Printing, scanning and electronics for new design applications.

“3D printing is not just an add-on technology within the digital landscape—it has matured and now completely changes what is possible.

“We envisage that the students of today will have the jobs of the future, ones that may not even exist yet, but that are clearly on the way, with 3D printing alone being forecast as a 7-billion-dollar-a-year sector by 2020.”

About the Bachelor of Industrial Design

In this degree, students will combine a creative engineering approach with industrial design innovation and will graduate with a unique ability for innovation and creativity in Industrial Design while working within the principles of engineering. Students learn through project-based design studios and technical learning studios and learning through making, as the degree takes a hands-on approach to teaching that uses advanced technologies such as 3D printing, while also experiencing traditional engineering learning.

Bachelor of Industrial Design students will learn about design process, material characteristics, mechanics and electronics as well as 3D computer modelling, creative thinking and digital media. This degree also incorporates an international focus on digital and advanced technology manufacturing, giving you the chance to develop an understanding of how a product is created, from design to delivery, in a global context now and in the emerging advanced manufacturing environment.

Program: Bachelor of Industrial Design
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Semester intakes: February and July
Duration: 3 years

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Friday, June 3rd, 2016

New innovative arts education space at the University of Melbourne

With soundproof flooring, pull-out seats and an attractive light-filled piazza complete with a grand piano, the University of Melbourne’s new arts education space studioFive is every arts teacher’s dream.

New arts education space at the University of Melbourne

A new art space has been designed to maximise teaching and learning (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Comprising specialist studios for drama, music and visual art, studioFive is multi-purpose built and can be tailored to teaching styles in each artistic discipline from media to dance.

Led by Professor Susan Wright, Chair of Arts Education, this unique space brings together visiting fellows, artists-in-residence and over 50 doctoral and masters students to generate teaching practices that will meet the needs of 21st-century learners.

“The arts support the development of fine motor skills, creativity and expression, and are a vital part of a child’s learning. We’ve created an environment in which artistic approaches to teaching and learning are practiced, and can flourish and develop,” said Professor Wright.

Designed by PTID in collaboration with academics in Arts Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the University of Melbourne’s Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN), lead designer Ben Lornie said the space was designed to maximise teaching and learning.

“We worked closely with the university to envision new ways of designing space to support teachers, students and researchers in twenty-first-century learning environments. This space is the most adaptable learning environment of its kind in the world; it sets a new benchmark for Arts teaching,” he said. “Flexible furniture and glass acoustic sliding doors enable each room to transform easily, changing from an open rehearsal area to a private lecture theatre in seconds.”

Fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including 64 video channels that can be streamed to the Science of Learning Research Classroom lab, a wide body of research will also be collected and housed by studioFive.

“This technology-rich space will help support our educators and learners to examine the principles and practices of the arts in education and engage in a range of learner-orientated, cross-disciplinary research projects,” said Professor Wright.

Dean of Education Professor Field Rickards said the long-awaited arts education space is a much welcome addition to the Graduate School.

“The benefits of the arts are for everyone, and I look forward to seeing not just our students use this space but also schools, community groups, and the broader arts industry.”


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Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Monash University launches innovative media lab

A state-of-the-art media lab will be officially launched on April 7, 2016 at Monash University’s Caulfield campus.

Waleed Aly, well-known journalist and Monash academic, will launch the Monash Media Lab, which is part of the Monash Arts School of Media, Film and Journalism.

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Monash Media Lab, Monash Arts School of Media, Film and Journalism (Photo: Monash University) (Photo: Monash University)

The Media Lab will provide a unique environment that will transform the way students learn, giving them the skills to navigate a new, high-tech world of media and journalism.

Waleed Aly’s opening talk will underline the impact that can be achieved when ideas and media professionalism come together.

The lunchtime launch will be followed by a mini film festival in the Media Lab’s theatrette and an evening panel chaired by the ABC’s Virginia Trioli.

The evening panel, featuring industry professionals and former students, will focus on the rapidly changing media environment and what it means for future careers.  The importance of having technologically advanced facilities for educating and providing young people with the skills they need to be industry ready when they graduate will be explored in this session.

Many School of Media, Film and Journalism scholars are also journalists and film-makers with significant industry experience. As part of the launch, a mini film festival will highlight recent works by Dr Romaine Moreton and Associate Professor Tony Moore. Dr Moreton’s critically acclaimed short films The Farm (2009) and The Oysterman (2013) will be shown as well as A/Prof Moore’s feature length documentary Death or Liberty. The documentary is based on the book co-written by Moore and was broadcast in Ireland in 2015 and on ABC television in early 2016.

The Media Lab features equipment and facilities that will transform the way journalism, film and media are taught and learnt.  The facilities include

  • two radio/sound production studios with an adjacent control-room/audio production and teaching suite;
  • an open-plan newsroom;
  • broadcast TV and video production studio announcer/guest desk for six people with mobile tripod mounted cameras, overhead lighting grid and full sound and vision cabling and graphics screen;
  • a control room/vision mixing production and teaching suite; and
  • two laboratories, each with 24 student computer terminals, e-lecterns, interactive screens and optical fibre cabling for synchronous and asynchronous blended teaching and learning activities.

The Media Lab will also provide the means to demonstrate and develop MFJ’s industry engagement and research impact in the community through radio, TV, and online current affairs journalism, documentaries and short films.


Learn more about the studying media and journalism at Monash University. Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shanno@oztrekk.com for more information about Australian arts degrees!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

UQ’s new Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs

The Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs sits at the heart of the UQ School of Political Science and International Studies and is the hub of graduate education in the school. It brings together graduate students from across Australia and the globe to study with world-class scholars and innovative teachers, renowned for their expertise in governance and international affairs.

UQ Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs

Study at the UQ Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs (Image credit: UQ)

It provides an environment in which students can share and develop ideas. The Centre focuses on building a strong community among the students and encouraging synergies that draw on their diverse backgrounds and interests. As part of this dynamic community, you will be able to explore some of the most important and challenging issues we face in politics today—in the world, in the region, and in Australia itself.

Studying at the Centre will equip you with the skills to understand and navigate these issues, whether you see your future career as a practitioner in the public or private sector or in further study and the world of academia. The goal of the University of Queensland is to provide you with a quality of education and student experience that is second to none, and which prepares you to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The School of Political Science and International Studies offers a range of world class postgraduate coursework programs. Taught by internationally renowned academics, UQ programs engage and challenge students at all levels.

Governance and Public Policy

  • Master of Governance and Public Policy
  • Graduate Diploma of Governance and Public Policy
  • Graduate Certificate of Governance and Public Policy

International Relations

  • Master of  International Relations
  • Graduate Certificate in International Relations

Mediation and Conflict Resolution

  • Graduate Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Master of  Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Graduate Certificate Peace and Conflict Studies


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Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Year of the Monkey celebrations swing into action

While the western world is well recovered from its own New Year festivities, Chinese New Year is only partway through its 23-day celebration, with February 8 officially marking the start of the Year of the Monkey.

University of Queensland Confucius Institute Director Professor Ping Chen said Chinese New Year was based on the lunar calendar, so the most important event in Chinese culture falls on different dates each year.

University of Queensland

Happy Chinese New Year! 2016 is the Year of the Monkey (Image credit: UQ)

“The New Year celebration is believed to go back to the Shang Dynasty around 2800 years ago,” Professor Ping said.

“Some scholars believe it originated as far back as Emperor Yao or Emperor Shun more than 4000 years ago.”

This year the festival will farewell the year of the sheep and welcome the monkey, known for its wit and intelligence.

“The year of the monkey is considered a good year to have a baby,” Professor Ping said.

“For those born in Monkey years—2004, 1992, 1980 and every 12 years previously—chrysanthemum flowers are considered very lucky, but monkeys should avoid the colour pink and the number seven.”

There are some tricks for everyone to get a little extra luck—by wearing red to ward off evil spirits or accessorising with jade to keep away bad luck.

The holiday period is widely considered the largest human migration, with millions travelling home to and within China to celebrate with family and friends.

More than one billion Mandarin speakers will wish each other “Gong Xi Fa Cai” 恭禧發財 (Happy New Year).

Professor Ping said The Confucius Institute at the University of Queensland would start  the year of the monkey by promoting Chinese language and culture.

“We will be supporting our friends in Cairns and Innisfail, including bringing calligraphy, wushu martial arts and tai chi performances to schools,” Professor Ping said.

“Students are always excited to participate in events that highlight different cultures and experiences.

“We also plan to open a new Mandarin language teaching facility at Indooroopilly State High School in the coming month.”

Chinese New Year celebrations and performances will be held around Brisbane for the next few weeks.

Confucius Institute at the University of Queensland
The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland was established under an agreement between UQ and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) in China, and in partnership with Tianjin University, China. In addition to promoting the learning of Chinese language and culture at UQ and in the broader community, the UQ Confucius Institute seeks to build and deepen links and collaborative opportunities with China in the fields of science, engineering and technology (SET).

UQ School of Languages and Cultures
The UQ School of Languages and Cultures specialises in teaching and research in major world languages and cultures, and is committed to the highest standards of teaching and research in these languages, the cultures in which they are spoken, in linguistics and applied linguistics and in translating and interpreting. They pursue these studies in the interests of scholarship, promoting understanding of languages other than English, and developing linguistic and intellectual skills relevant to students’ personal and professional goals.


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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Monash journalism students tour iconic newsrooms

Master of Journalism students have benefitted from a life-changing experience when they participated in a new Monash  overseas program, Journalism Futures: New York Field School.

The students, under the guidance of Journalism lecturers Deb Anderson and Stephanie Brookes, learned from journalism and political leaders in major organisations in New York and Washington DC over 10 days in December.

Monash Journalism School

Monash Master of Journalism student Tiffany Korssen (Photo credit: Monash University)

Each student drew from scholarly and popular literature as well their immersive experience to formulate an individual research project, adopting a case-study approach to their topic.

A range of iconic and cutting-edge newsrooms and institutions opened their doors to the students.

In New York, site visits included the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press (AP), Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, The New York Times printing facility, Mother Jones magazine, the Paley Center for Media (Museum of Television & Radio) and the US National 9/11 Memorial Museum.

In Washington DC, the students gained exclusive access to the Press Gallery and a US Senate office at Capitol Hill. Then they visited BuzzFeed, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, US News & World Report and Georgetown University’s media school—also meeting journalists from The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Politico reported.ly and The Hill.

“It was such a thrill to show students the ways change and innovation are sweeping through these newsrooms,” said Dr Anderson, who created the program together with Dr Brookes.

“We designed the unit to show what it is like to be a media practitioner today, and how news values are shifting to capture shifting audiences.

“In turn, the class of Monash students on tour showed us different ways of thinking about the future of journalism. They shared their hopes, dreams and creative responses to challenges facing the news media.

“Stephanie and I felt privileged to share such an experience with these incredible minds, for these students will help shape the future of the news industry.”

Head of Monash Journalism Associate Professor Phil Chubb, said the students enjoyed a productive study tour.

“Reading the Facebook site set up for students doing this trip while they were away—as well as after they got back—was an eye-opener,” Assoc Professor Chubb said.

“For many of the students this Monash field trip to New York and Washington was a life-changing experience. I was proud of our staff and students.”

Dr Anderson and Dr Brookes aim to expand the program this year, building on feedback from the 2015 cohort, adding more sites to the tour.

“With the New York Field School we aim to give Monash students the confidence to approach and work with people in leading communications and news outlets,” Dr Anderson said.

“It’s about gaining an international edge in a very competitive job market. It’s also about students learning from each other in a foreign context—connecting with their peers.”

Master of Communications and Media Studies student Cameron Grimes agreed. He said the 2015 tour was an unrivalled opportunity to meet people in the global media industry.

And he found one of the best parts of the tour was “connecting with other students and learning about each other’s interests and passions.”

Master of Journalism student Tiffany Korssen used the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience for her CV. She applied for a coveted News Corporation traineeship while on the US study tour—with success.

Master of Journalism at Monash University

The Master of Journalism is for people who want to enter a career in journalism, and for working journalists who want to extend their skills and explore the intellectual basis of their practice. Students work with award-winning journalists and academics with strong industry links as they cultivate high-level skills in research and reporting across all media—print, online, radio and video—and explore the role of the media in contemporary society.

Program: Master of Journalism
Location: Caulfield Campus, suburb of Melbourne
Duration: 1 – 2 years (depending upon candidate’s educational background)
Semester intakes: March and July
Application deadline: It is recommended that you apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a credit average or a graduate diploma with a credit average, or qualifications or experience that the faculty considers to be equivalent to or a satisfactory substitute for the above. Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

UQ launches free online philosophy and English courses

Students around the world preparing for English proficiency testing now have access to a new online course offered by the University of Queensland.

It is one of two new free edX courses, with the other designed to attract people interested in “thinking about thinking.”

University of Queensland philosophy and English

The philosophy course develops cognitive skills and philosophical ideas (Image credit: UQ)

Associate Professor Deborah Brown said META101x: Philosophy and Critical Thinking developed the cognitive skills and philosophical ideas needed for a thinking economy.

“It looks at how thinking and argument allow us to frame and approach some of life’s big questions, from how we can know about the world and ourselves, to what it means to be thinking in the first place,” said Dr Brown, who developed the course with fellow academic, Peter Ellerton.

Both are from the UQ School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

“META101x is an introductory course aimed at senior secondary school students and first-year university students, though as with all UQx courses, anyone with internet access can enrol.

“The course is short and intense (four weeks), and will transform how you think and engage with the world.”

Each of the four modules is being released weekly, with the first available this week.

The English course—IELTSx: IELTS Academic Test Preparation—has been developed by the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ) to assist students preparing for assessment through the International English Language Testing System.

TESOL Director of Studies Iain Mathieson said the course was designed for people who did not have English as a first language.

“The self-paced course provides about 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering the four skills tested: listening, speaking, reading and writing,” he said.

“To develop the course we have leveraged the expertise of ICTE-UQ, which has been helping students prepare for the academic IELTS test for more than 25 years.

“The ICTE-UQ staff are excited to have the opportunity to share their IELTS test knowledge and expertise with not only test-takers here at UQ, but now with students from all around the world.

“Each section of the course includes engaging video and audio presentations that cover key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques.

“Students complete a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and activities which provide focused practice of the skills, strategies and techniques that test-takers need to perform at their best.”

The two new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were part funded through edX’s High School Initiative, which produces MOOCs geared towards secondary school students from around the world.

UQx Director John Zornig said the new courses would suit prospective students who wanted to create change in themselves and to ensure they were university-ready.

“Well-developed English language and critical thinking skills are essential for any student about to embark on their higher education journey,” Mr Zornig said.

“UQx hopes these courses will benefit students wherever they may choose to study. We also hope it might lead them to enrol in a traditional program of study at UQ.”

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology founded edX in 2012. It offers stimulating and engaging free online education.

About the UQ School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

The disciplines of Classics, Religion, Philosophy and History work together in the areas of teaching, research and school administration, whilst retaining their respective community activities and professional associations.

The UQ School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry is recognised for the high quality of its teaching and research. The school’s dynamic team of academic staff are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds.

The school is dedicated to cross-disciplinary teaching and learning activities, so that students are offered a variety of learning experiences in collaboration between the disciplines and with other schools across the university. The research community hosts a vibrant and enthusiastic cohort of research students.


Would you like more information about the University of Queensland? Contact OzTREKK’s Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about Australian arts degrees! Call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-3755 or email rachel@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Artist’s 100 images win UQ’s $50,000 National Self-Portrait Prize

Victorian artist Fiona McMonagle has been awarded one of Australia’s most prestigious art prizes, The University of Queensland’s National Self-Portrait Prize 2015.

The award was judged by QAGOMA Curatorial Manager of Australian Art Jason Smith.

UQ Faculty of Arts

An image from One Hundred Days at 7pm 2015 by McMonagle (Image via UQ)

The winner was announced at the opening of the National Self-Portrait Prize exhibition at the UQ Art Museum on Nov. 13.

Fiona McMonagle’s winning artwork, One hundred days at 7pm 2015, is a single-channel, 16-second video animation of 100 self-portraits. The artist painted a single portrait at 7 p.m. every day over 100 days.

“To me, ‘becoming’ is the process of change and moving forward, and I wanted to translate these ideas into an artwork that had a fluidity about it,” she said.

“As a medium, watercolour lends itself very nicely to the moving image, but the challenge was to keep my self-portraits as consistent as possible by using a restricted palette and a restricted number of brushes.

“I also didn’t allow myself to view the previous portrait when making the next.

“The process itself turned out to be an intrinsic part of the work. The ritual of painting one’s self-portrait at the same time every day was an exercise in self-discipline and a test of my painting skills.”

Mr Smith said self-portraits did not allow an artist to divorce themselves from their subject, and it had been a poignant and challenging process to judge artworks with such captivating qualities and personal backstories.

“Judging art prizes is never easy, but I kept coming back to Fiona McMonagle’s work, not only because it addressed the theme of ‘becoming’ in many ways, but it also did so in a way that drew me to her process of constant looking and observation.

“I think perhaps this distinguishes one self-portrait over another,” he said.

“Fiona is well known for her lyrical watercolours, so it was also intriguing to see how she has pushed her practice into the realm of animated film. It was a remarkable transformation that resulted in a poetic, mesmerising and wonderfully alternative view of the artist.

“For me, transformative artworks always are more than the sum of their parts.

“It sustains the viewer until the end and, for some indefinable reason, keeps driving you back to it. Fiona’s work achieves this and she has produced a quiet but complex, poetic picture of herself.”

UQ Art Museum Director Dr Campbell Gray said 30 artists at the forefront of Australian visual arts practice were invited to vie for the acquisitive prize, responding to the theme of ‘becoming’.

“It is wonderful to see these diverse and innovative responses to the theme by some of Australia’s most senior artists and many exciting newcomers,” Dr Gray said.

“The self-portrait is an important focus area for both collection development and exhibitions at UQ Art Museum through our National Collection of Self-Portraits, and Fiona McMonagle’s work makes an important addition to the UQ Art Collection.”

The $50,000 invitation-only acquisitive prize is a biennial event, curated this year by National Portrait Gallery former Deputy Director Mr Michael Desmond.


Would you like more information about the University of Queensland? Contact OzTREKK’s Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about Australian arts degrees! Email rachel@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

UQ Master of Governance and Public Policy

Governance and Public Policy at the University of Queensland

How do governments interact with the private and community sectors to deal with society’s challenges? The University of Queensland is the only university in Australia offering four unique specialisations in this highly sought after field of expertise:

  1. Governance and development
  2. Public health
  3. Public management
  4. Resource management

  • UQ School of Political Science and International Relations is ranked 40th in the World (2014 QS World Rankings)
  • Social and Political Sciences are research strengths at UQ
  • Over 100 full-time researchers in the area have attracted more than $35 million in funding since 2008
  • Students will have access to leading thinkers and debates in the public, private and community sectors.
  • Upon graduation, you will become part of UQ’s Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty’s alumni group and UQ’s 200,000-strong alumni network

Why study the Master of Governance and Public Policy?

The Master of Governance and Public Policy focuses on issues of governance and analyses how society deals with challenges and policy problems, often by combining the resources of government, private and community sectors. Students develop practical knowledge combined with high level research skills and a critical, enquiring approach to questions of governance and policy development in the new millennium. Students will be exposed to leading thinkers and debates in the public, private and community sectors, and will develop capacities to enhance effectiveness in the workplace and gain a better understanding of the way governments operate as well as the major public issues confronting our society.

The program offers a suite of practical and skill-based courses that allows students to enhance their employability and produce research independently. The program allows students to tailor the program to their particular interests or needs.

Program: Master of Governance and Public Policy
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February and July
Duration: 1.5 years

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Would you like to study at the University of Queensland? Contact OzTREKK’s Admissions Officer Rachel Brady for more information about Australian arts degrees! Call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355 or email rachel@oztrekk.com.