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Masters Qualifying Program

  • Develop the English language and discipline-based skills necessary for postgraduate study
  • Move to a full postgraduate diploma or masters level course at Deakin University in just four months

Key Information

Duration

Four months

Intakes

  • March
  • June
  • October

Location

Melbourne Burwood

Fees


Overview

The Masters Qualifying Program (Business and Law) offers a quality pathway to selected Deakin University postgraduate programs in Business and Law. The emphasis is on developing the skills necessary for success at postgraduate level. The MQP 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 masters programs.


Course Structure

To complete the Masters Qualifying Program (MQP), students must complete:

Two discipline-based units (with a minimum weighted average mark of 60%)

  • MPA701 Accounting
  • MPE781 Economics for Managers
  • MPF753 Finance
  • MIS770 Foundation Skills in Data Analysis
  • MPM701 Business Process Management

Two skilled-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

Each unit includes four hours of teaching per week: a two hour lecture followed by a two hour tutorial.

Student must also complete one zero credit point unit:

  • MAI010 Academic Integrity

Entry to Deakin University

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

 

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

For full postgraduate course details, please visit Deakin Universities website.

% Successful completion of a MQP and three years relevant work experience.

~ M622, M616, M661, M628: Successful completion of MQP* with a minimum weighted average mark of 60% for each discipline-based unit and a pass grade in the two communication and academic skills instruction units.

# M630: Successful completion of the MQP.

@ M720, M696, M749: Successful completion of MQP* (or MQP Extended) (with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units), PLUS two years relevant work experience.

M649: Successful completion of MQP and two years relevant work experience.

Masters

 

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

For full postgraduate course details, please visit Deakin Universities website.

# M630: Successful completion of the MQP.

@ M720, M696, M749: Successful completion of MQP* (or MQP Extended) (with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units), PLUS two years relevant work experience.

¯ Successful completion of MQP* (or MQP Extended) (with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units and a pass grade in the communication and academic skills instruction unit).

° M722, M748, M755, M761, M788: Successful completion of MQP* with a minimum weighted average mark of 60% for each discipline-based unit and a pass grade in the two communication and academic skills instruction units.

ˆ M701, M703: Successful completion of a MQP* and three years relevant work experience.

ˣ Successful completion of the MQP* (or MQP Extended).


Entry Requirements

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

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

For specific academic standard requirements, and requirements for countries not listed, please refer to the Deakin University website.

English requirements:
An overall band score of six or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test (Academic module) with no individual band score less than 6; or equivalent. A full list of the University’s undergraduate English language requirements is available here.


Further Information

For details about mapping prerequisite Masters Qualifying Program (Business and Law) modules to Deakin University postgraduate courses, please download the course outline below.

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