Before you commit to postgraduate study we want you to have all the information you need.
Do I need a bachelor’s degree to do a master’s degree?
The traditional path to postgraduate study is via a completed Bachelor’s degree, but applicants who do not satisfy the academic admission requirements may be considered on the ability to demonstrate equivalency through a minimum of three years' relevant work experience.
How much will it cost?
Postgraduate study is a big investment in your future. Course fees are determined by the course in which you are enrolled. You can calculate your course fees using the UTS Course Fee Calculator at fees.uts.edu.au. NOTE: UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance courses can be found under the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building courses.
Is there a student loan system for postgraduate students?
Yes, you may qualify for FEE HELP, a government loan scheme for Australian students. It allows you to defer some or all of your fees depending on your income. You repay the loan through your tax, so the amount you pay per year depends on how much you earn. Alternatively, if what you are studying is directly related to your current job and you pay your fees up front, you may also be able to claim your fees and other study related expenses as a tax deduction. Read more at studyassist.gov.au.
Can I study part-time?
Yes you can; you don't have to put your career on hold when studying with us. Our courses allow participants to study part-time or full-time, and to prepare a personal study plan to match the specific requirements of their career and other commitments. We offer flexible block mode and online classes to cater for busy professionals. You can build your individual study plan depending on how much time you are able to set aside for study in each session. The standard length of each course is indicative only – all our courses have flexible options.
How much time should I dedicate to study?
In addition to contact class time which can be calculated using the timetable planner, you will probably spend double that in individual or group study and project work. Our buildings are open 24/7, with award-winning spaces that makes this much easier to manage.
How many credits should I take per session?
It is recommended that full time students take 24 credits per session and part time students take less than 18 credits per session.
Can I transfer from a graduate certificate or diploma to a master degree?
Yes, our applied policy courses are articulated, meaning you can begin with a 24 credit point (four-subject) Graduate Certificate and apply to have your subjects credited towards the Master’s degree. Also, if you successfully complete the Master’s core subjects (24 credit points) and choose not to continue on with your studies, you may still graduate with a Graduate Certificate*.
*International students may have visa restrictions that prevent course articulation.
What if I just want to study one subject without enrolling in a degree?
You don’t have to commit to a full degree straight away; you can enrol in just one subject through our professional development short courses. Any eligible subjects you complete may be recognised in future study at IPPG. To view the range of short courses on offer at IPPG visit ippg.uts.edu.au, or contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I receive recognition of prior learning for previous studies?
Students may receive credit for approved postgraduate coursework undertaken at UTS or other institutions, or from successfully completed eligible IPPG short courses. All applicants are assessed individually based on relevant tertiary qualifications and/or evidence of learning outcomes. Contact us for further information email@example.com.
Are there any scholarships available for postgraduate coursework studies at IPPG?
Yes, the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance Postgraduate Scholarship is open for applications in both sessions. New Master of Applied Policy and Master of Local Government applicants are eligible to apply. Valued at $5,000, the Scholarship has been designed to support Master students seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills through postgraduate study. Learn more
How are applications assessed?
Each application is assessed individually. Your previous education (if applicable) and work experience are taken into consideration. You will need to attach a current CV and personal statement with your application.
How can I apply?
If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or a humanitarian visa holder you can lodge your application quickly and easily online directly to UTS. Visit the UTS Postgraduate Admissions page to learn about how to apply and submit your application.
If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, you need to apply through UTS International.