single degree

Master of Regulation and Governance

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MREGG
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MREGG
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 103373C
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MREGG
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 103373C
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Masters of Regulation and Governance requires completion of 72 units which must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units from completion of the following theory courses:

REGN8002 Governance and Social Theory

REGN8005 Restorative Justice in the World

REGN8052 Regulation and Governance


A minimum of 6 units from completion of the following research skills courses:

REGN8001 Methods in Interdisciplinary Research

REGN8009 Regulation and Governance Research Project

REGN8012 Special Topics in Regulation and Governance

REGN8057 Regulation and Governance Research and Practice Clinic


A minimum of 18 units from completion of applied master classes from the following list: (all 3 unit courses)

REGN8019 Biyam-burru-wa-la-nha: Indigenous Peoples and Self-Governing Systems

REGN8018 Consumptagenic Systems

REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies

REGN8051 Regulating Asia

REGN8054 Global Business Regulation

REGN8055 Compliance and Defiance

REGN8056 Complexity, Catastrophe and Resilience


A maximum of 36 units from completion of applied courses from the following list:

Governance in Asia

ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society

ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia

INTR8045 Global Governance

INTR8060 China's Global Engagement

INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations

INTR8082 Regionalism and Southeast Asia


Regulation and Law

LAWS8254 Business, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility

LAWS8264 International Law of the Environment

LAWS8403 #Metoo and the Law

LAWS8407 Digital Economies and the Law

LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions


Conflict, Development and Governance

ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

LAWS8001 Introduction to Law, Governance and Development

POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes


National and Regional Security

INTR8022 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific

NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking 

NSPO8012 Leadership, Risk and National Security Crisis Management 

NSPO8032 Geoeconomics and National Security

NSPO8043 Pandemics, Infectious Diseases and National Security 

NSPO8044 Energy Security 


Data Analysis and Methods

SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists

SOCR8002 Survey Data Analysis

SOCR8006 Online Research Methods

SOCR8008 Qualitative data collection

SOCR8009 Quantitative data collection


Negotiation and Communication Skills

DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy

DIPL8044 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication


Public Policy 

INDG8001 Indigenous Peoples and Development in Australia: principles and practices for Indigenous-led change 

INDG8003 Understanding Indigenous Wellbeing: Demographic and Socioeconomic Change 

POGO8021 Public Sector Ethics

POGO8044 Global Social Policy

POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

POGO8083 Policy Advocacy

POGO8137 Public Administration: Legal and Organisational Foundations

POGO8232 Persuasion for Policymakers

POGO8233 Policy Tools and Mixes

POGO8240 Evidence Based Thinking: Decision Making and Policy Development

POGO8403 Cases in Contemporary Public Policy

REGN8050 The Policy and Practice of Regulation


Environmental Policy and Governance

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science and Policy   

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy 

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance


A maximum of 24 units from completion of a research thesis:

REGN8008 Thesis


A maximum of 6 units from completion of Experiential courses:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)

CRWF7001 Editor's practicum; online public engagement, academic blogging and digital disruption

VCPG6001 Unravelling Complexity

VCPG6003 Leadership and Influence in a Complex World

VCPG6004 Creating Impact

VCPG8001 Dealing with Wicked Problems

VCPG8002 Ignorance!

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

  • Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 5/7; or
  • Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7; or
  • Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
  • 48 units of courses in a postgraduate program with a GPA of 4/7; or
  • Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • A minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes.

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Further information: English language requirements for admission


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Credit Granted

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Asian studies, criminology, development studies, international relations, law, pacific studies, political science, policy studies, psychology, security studies, sociology

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$32,840.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$46,910.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Master of Regulation and Governance (MREGG) is a unique degree that equips students and their organisations to navigate environments where complexity, catastrophic risk, and transformative technologies are reshaping the ways in which we govern and regulate. Graduates from this program will be working in - or will join - government or private sector organisations charged with designing and applying regulatory policy solutions to pressing social problems, often in partnership with diverse stakeholders. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in the concepts, processes, institutions and practice of regulation and governance. Elective courses provide case-studies, simulations and clinics in which to examine domains such as climate, crime, environment, health, Indigenous Australia, justice, safety, technology and urban design. All the courses are interactive and ask how regulation and governance is created and by whom - and for what purpose, with an emphasis on how to better anticipate catastrophe, manage risk and provide equitable social outcomes. It draws on the evidence-based research and the ‘big ideas’ in regulation and governance for which the ANU's RegNet academics are world famous. MREGG students join an education program at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) that emphasizes interdisciplinary skills-building, our place in Asia and the Pacific, a stimulating curriculum, master classes with distinguished practitioners, global networks and multiple career pathways.


Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2021

Employment Opportunities

The Master of Regulation and Governance is designed to lead into -- or enhance -- careers in regulatory policy, governance and compliance system design locally, nationally and within Asia and the Pacific. Relevant employers include (but are not limited to): Commonwealth and State Attorney-General’s Departments; Federal and State-level policy units, including Behavioural Insight and Better Regulation units and offices; Compliance and Enforcement offices in fields such as environment, health and worker and consumer safety; policing and corrections institutions; multilateral organisations; NGOs and advocacy organisations; international development programs delivering governance reform projects.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate deep understanding of key concepts, theoretical debates and practical challenges in regulation and governance in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, and globally

  2. Understand the political and social processes of evaluating risk and designing regulatory responses to everyday safety, complex scenarios or catastrophic events

  3. Understand actors, processes and politics of agenda-setting, rule-formation and standard-setting, norm-diffusion and enforcement by governance institutions in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, and globally

  4. Understand interdisciplinary social research and how to interpret and use qualitative, quantitive and mixed methods for regulation and governance issues

  5. Demonstrate ability to understand and synthesise diverse sources of information and develop clear arguments, delivered orally and in writing and supported by data and evidence

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