Public Policy - A6028
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
- Family violence prevention
- Health and social policy
- Organisational leadership
- Public administration
- Public finance
- Regulatory policy
- Sustainability and the environment
- 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.
At a glance
|1 year/1.5 years/2 years (full time), depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.|
|First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)|
|Master of Public Policy|