Master of Public Policy 24 months Postgraduate Program By The University of Adelaide |Top Universities
Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

39,500 AUDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

06 Oct, 2023Application Deadline

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Public Policy

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Public policy shapes our lives. It governs everything from how we do business, to how our health, welfare and education systems operate, and how our nation engages with the world.

Those who set and/or influence policy can create profound change by improving things like community equity, diversity, wellbeing, security and prosperity. Our Master of Public Policy prepares you to take the lead.

The Master’s program is studied over two years full-time, or 18 months if extending a past bachelor degree.

It provides specialist knowledge in policy processes and governance institutions; advanced skills in policy analysis and research; and the capability to design and implement sound policy in complex environments.

Highly interdisciplinary, the degree integrates knowledge from the University’s world-class experts in: politics; international relations; economics; law; environmental and social sciences; strategic communications; philosophy and more. You will gain:

  • deep understanding of political, legal and ethical issues affecting public policy
  • broad awareness of public policy’s underlying economic principles
  • advanced skills in community engagement and its analysis
  • the opportunity to explore interests in specialist areas, such as international trade, human rights, environmental planning and governance, global food and agribusiness, public health, education and more
  • high-level research skills, through a major final-year research project.

You might pursue a career in politics or the public service. You could analyse and develop policy in a major industry body or consulting firm. Perhaps you’ll interpret policy and advise on its application for a large company, a lobbying organisation, or not-for-profit.

Program overview

Main Subject

Public Policy

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Public policy shapes our lives. It governs everything from how we do business, to how our health, welfare and education systems operate, and how our nation engages with the world.

Those who set and/or influence policy can create profound change by improving things like community equity, diversity, wellbeing, security and prosperity. Our Master of Public Policy prepares you to take the lead.

The Master’s program is studied over two years full-time, or 18 months if extending a past bachelor degree.

It provides specialist knowledge in policy processes and governance institutions; advanced skills in policy analysis and research; and the capability to design and implement sound policy in complex environments.

Highly interdisciplinary, the degree integrates knowledge from the University’s world-class experts in: politics; international relations; economics; law; environmental and social sciences; strategic communications; philosophy and more. You will gain:

  • deep understanding of political, legal and ethical issues affecting public policy
  • broad awareness of public policy’s underlying economic principles
  • advanced skills in community engagement and its analysis
  • the opportunity to explore interests in specialist areas, such as international trade, human rights, environmental planning and governance, global food and agribusiness, public health, education and more
  • high-level research skills, through a major final-year research project.

You might pursue a career in politics or the public service. You could analyse and develop policy in a major industry body or consulting firm. Perhaps you’ll interpret policy and advise on its application for a large company, a lobbying organisation, or not-for-profit.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

58+
6.5+
79+
176+
4+

Please refer to the website for additional entry requirements.

06 Oct 2023
2 Years
Jul
Feb

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

30,000 AUD
-

International Students

39,500 AUD
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