Master of Public Policy
The Master of Public Policy is an opportunity to focus on the field of public policy and develop your potential for leadership in the public sector.
- The University of Auckland is ranked 40th in the world for Arts and Humanities and in the top 100 in the world for Politics (QS World University Rankings by Faculty Area and Subject 2015/2016).
- Be guided by academic staff who will help you develop your skills and confidence. For many students the relationship with their supervisor is the most valued part of postgraduate study.
- Graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification from New Zealand's leading university.
- Learn from national and international speakers who participate in our Master of Public Policy Seminar Series.
The one-year, full-time programme is made up of policy and politics courses, other relevant courses and a dissertation, and will help you to develop:
- Knowledge of political and policy processes
- Acquaintance with issues in governance
- Experience using tools of policy analysis and evaluation
- The ability to apply economic and statistical analysis in policy development
- Research and project management skills
- Communication and team-work skills
To gain entry into the Master of Public Policy, you must have completed a bachelors honours postgraduate degree in arts, or an equivalent qualification, from a recognised institution. You must also have completed Statistics 101 from the University of Auckland, or an equivalent statistics course from another recognised institution.
In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your qualification as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects.
The Master of Public Policy is taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently. To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve:
- Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0 or
- TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5) or
- TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21)
For more information on English language entry requirements including other recognised English language tests not listed here, and English language pathway courses, please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/english-language-requirements
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Last updated May 9, 2016