Public Policy - A6028

Public Policy

Expert master degree

The Master of Public Policy builds practical knowledge and skills for  professionals in policy making and management across the spectrum of public sector activities. The course will develop your understanding of the politics and processes of policy formation, the delivery of policy programs, and the political and structural realities that can influence such decision-making.

Public policy is a multidisciplinary course at the intersection of the study of public policy theory and practice. Combining expertise from across the university (Social Sciences, Health, Law, Science, Urban Planning, Business, Economics, Engineering and Education), you will be able to focus your studies to contribute to a portfolio of professional development.

The Master of Public Policy equips you for a career in public, not-for-profit or private sector agencies involved in policy and service delivery at intergovernmental, national, or regional government levels. You’ll develop specialist skills in policy development, research, management and evaluation.  Building your understanding of critical issues in public policy, governance and policy evaluation you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in one of the following:

  • Cultural and creative industries
  • Diplomacy and international trade
  • Health and social policy
  • Organisational leadership
  • Public finance
  • Regulatory policy
  • Sustainability and the environment
  • Transport
  • Urban policy


You will be skilled to work in policy areas across both the public and private sectors, from government organisations, multi-nationals through to independent consultancies. This degree will equip you with industry relevant specialist skills to prepare you for working and living in a world of constant technological, environmental, political and population change.

The course is designed to ensure you will make an excellent contribution to your profession using the full range of skills to critically evaluate evidence, develop and support arguments, conduct research using a variety of methodological approaches, advanced oral and written communication and an understanding of the possibilities and challenges of public policy practice and reform.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration 1 year/1.5 years/2 years (full time), depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date First Semester (February 2019), Second Semester (July 2019)
Qualification Master of Public Policy
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1: Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 2: Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/ experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent
or
An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average in both qualifications, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 3: Duration: 1 years full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including humanities or social sciences with at least credit (60%) average, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code a6028.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code a6028.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$22,000

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Foundation study, Part B. Core Master’s Study and Part C Advanced Expertise. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part C or both. Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.