Masters Qualifying Program

Move into a Postgraduate Diploma or masters level course at Deakin University in just four months with the Masters Qualifying Program.

Key Information

Duration

4 months

Intake Dates

March, June, October

Campus Location

Melbourne Burwood

Fees

A$14,600

Domestic International

Fees

A$14,600

Course overview

Your pathway to postgraduate studies at Deakin University

The Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) will help you develop the English language and discipline-based skills necessary for postgraduate study.

The MQP (Business and Law) offers a quality pathway to selected Deakin University postgraduate programs. The course focuses on developing those skills necessary for success at the postgraduate level. The Program is taught by Deakin College and Deakin University’s English Language Institute (DUELI).

Who should apply?

This pre-master program is a non-award program designed for international students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are marginally below the entry requirements for coursework master’s programs.

Course and unit outline

For further details about unit availability and trimester structures, please download the course and unit outline.

Course structure

To complete this program students must complete 5 units in total:

Two discipline-based units (with an achieved pass grade) 

  • MPAQ701 Accounting
  • MPEQ781 Economics for Managers
  • MPFQ753 Finance
  • MISQ770 Foundation Skills in Data Analysis

Two academic skills-based units (with an achieved pass grade)

  • XDP701 Academic and Intercultural Communication for Postgraduate Study
  • XPD702 Academic Writing and Research Skills Development for Postgraduate Study

One zero credit point unit

  • MAIQ010 Academic Integrity

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements

Completion of three year post-secondary study qualification (equivalent to post-Year 12).

  • India/Pakistan - 3 year qualification post Standard/Class XII
  • China - 3 year qualification post Senior High School Certificate
  • Sri Lanka - 3 year qualification post A levels.

Minimum admission requirements for the MQP programs are outlined below. For specific academic standard requirements, and requirements for countries not listed please click below for full details.

English Language Entry Requirements

An overall band score of 6 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test (Academic module) with no individual band score less than 6; or equivalent.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Applying for MQP

All applications for this program are assessed by Deakin University

Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect.

Entry to Deakin University

Transfer guidelines

To be eligible for entry into a Deakin postgraduate program, you must successfully complete all four MQP units and achieve the required grades. Programs have varying transfer requirements.

Note: All graduate diplomas and masters courses are only available at the Melbourne Burwood campus.

Graduate diplomas

Trimester intake duration Trimester intake Duration
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration % T1 T2 1 year
Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting @ T1 T2 T3 1 year

T1 (Trimester 1 entry); T2 (Trimester 2 entry); T3 (Trimester 3 entry)

For full postgraduate course details, please visit Deakin University’s website.

% Successful completion of a MQP and three years relevant work experience.
@ Successful completion of MQP with a minimum overall average of 60% in the discipline units.

Masters

Trimester intake duration Trimester intake Duration
Master of Professional Accounting @ T1 T2 1.5 year
Master of Business Administration (International) # T1 T2 T3 2 years
Master of Business Analytics # T1 T2 2 years
Master of Business (Sport Management) # T1 T2 2 years
Master of Commerce # T1 T2 T3 2 years
Master of Information Systems # T1 T2 T3 2 years

T1 (Trimester 1 entry); T2 (Trimester 2 entry); T3 (Trimester 3 entry)

For full postgraduate course details, please visit Deakin University’s website.

% Successful completion of a MQP and three years relevant work experience.
# Successful completion of the MQP.
@ Successful completion of MQP with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units.

Additional information

Preclusions

Students who successfully complete the two discipline-based postgraduate units in the MQP, and are successful in gaining entry into a postgraduate course, may be eligible for two preclusions in the postgraduate course.

When students receive 2 preclusions in a postgraduate course, they will be required to complete alternative units equivalent to 2 credit points chosen from electives in the postgraduate course.

Note: Students will not receive credit in a postgraduate course for units completed in the MQP. Completion of the MQP does not reduce the total number of credit points required to be completed in a postgraduate course.

For further information about the MQP, including academic progress and MQP course plans to follow in preparation for Deakin University postgraduate courses in the Faculty of Business and Law.