Master of Local Government

University of Technology Sydney: 
Sydney CBD campus or online study options
Course Commencement Date
Mar 2019

Take your career to the next level with flexible, practical postgraduate study options, including new online study options in 2019.

At the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance, our Local Government programs have been designed by leading thinkers and practitioners in the sector to accelerate your career path and develop practical approaches and leadership skills. 

  • Work alongside leading academics and expert practitioners in a dynamic, interactive learning environment
  • Engage with real-world challenges and emerging trends through debates, case studies, group discussions and presentations
  • Gain strong conceptual and dynamic practical skills which can be immediately applied to professional life

Study at Australia’s top young university

Our practice-focused courses are run by the UTS Centre for Local Government, the only university unit in Australia, and one of a few worldwide, that designs and presents courses that are tailor-made to the needs of local government.

Core subjects focus on local government principles and practices, the organisation, management and governance of local government, leadership, and research in the local government context, including comparative local governance. A range of elective subjects cover a variety of contemporary sector issues, topics and the skills needed to address them.

Choose a qualification that fits your aspirations, and your life

With a range of flexible exit and entry points across our Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs, you can choose the study path that best suits you.

Your time matters

Strike a work-life balance and benefit from classes scheduled to minimise disruption to your professional commitments. Explore part-time, full-time and new online study options, as well as flexible block mode-study.

Pathways to postgraduate study

Don't have an undergraduate degree? Courses are also open to applicants with equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience in the sector. You can also enrol in an individual subject through the Centre’s professional development short course program, and eligible courses can count towards future postgraduate study.

Scholarship opportunity

The $5,000 UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance Postgraduate Scholarship has been designed to support local government practitioners seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills through postgraduate study. The Scholarship is open to Master of Local Government applicants, and provides students with the opportunity to receive a cash grant to support their studies.


Applications for 2019 are currently open – don’t miss your opportunity to build the skills and professional connections and expand you career horizons.

Get more information on courses and how to apply here

Or drop us a line at or +61 2 9514 7884.

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