University of Canberra

Master of Arts in Government (Research)

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This program seeks to provide opportunities for advanced study and reflection on practice in the fields of public sector management, politics and public policy. Opportunities are to be provided for both researchers and practitioners of standing in a relevant profession who will be able to draw upon and extend their professional experience and expertise. It will allow students to develop relevant research skills through a carefully designed program including a dissertation and relevant choice of units.


Total: 48 credit points. Thesis plus Research Methodology and Research Design, Qualitative Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Literature Review Seminar, Professional Project Proposal


  • Government

Standard entry requirements

  • Before a candidate is admitted to the Master of Arts in Government program the Faculty must be satisfied that it is able to supervise the candidate's proposed dissertation and that the candidate satisfies the following admission requirements: a. holds a bachelor degree in a relevant field which is of sufficient quality to gain entry into an honours program, or has completed a bachelor's degree with honours
  • B. demonstrates capacity and/or aptitude for research
  • And c. provides evidence of superior professional performance both intellectually and technically. A requirement for proceeding to the research component of the degree is completion of the coursework component of the degree and the acceptance and approval of a research proposal and research plan by the course convener.
  • Academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $45,600
International: $55,600

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