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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 an achieved pass grade)

  • MPAQ701 Accounting
  • MPEQ781 Economics for Managers
  • MPFQ753 Finance
  • MISQ770 Foundation Skills in Data Analysis
  • MPMQ701 Business Process Management

Plus 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

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 University’s website.

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

~ Successful completion of MQP with a minimum overall average of 65% in the discipline units.

# Successful completion of the MQP.

@ Successful completion of MQP with a minimum overall average of 60% in the discipline units.

Masters

 

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 65% in the discipline units.

# Successful completion of the MQP.

@ Successful completion of MQP with a minimum overall average of 60 in the discipline units.


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

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, please download the MQP Course Information below.

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