The purpose of the Master of Public Policy is to provide public policy education of international renown for professionals to develop further as leaders in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third sector organisations or government affairs positions in the private sector. The MPP's scope includes providing students with an introduction to the latest disciplinary policy debates in the social sciences and, with a mixture of theory and practice, to build the analytical tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis, including design, advocacy, and evaluation, as well as building political and program management capabilities.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public policy, in Australia and globally
- Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public policy
- Engage influentially in debates and analysis of public policy issues and practical challenges across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts
- Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public policy
- Identify and apply appropriate research methods to public policy challenges
- Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives
- Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments
- Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of public policies and respond to these in innovative ways
- A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with at least 3 years' work experience in public policy.
- All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students 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.
- Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.
- Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.
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Last updated November 25, 2015