Master of Public Policy and Governance Program By The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) |Top Universities
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# 42QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

Economics and EconometricsMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Economics and Econometrics

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Blended

The Master of Public Policy and Governance provides specialist studies in public policy and management, public administration and public governance of services at local, national and international levels. This degree applies a social science perspective to questions of policy and management in modern organisations. The courses are taught by policymakers or policy researchers who bring their real-life experience to the classroom, revealing the relationship between theory, research and everyday practice.

Program overview

Main Subject

Economics and Econometrics

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

Blended

The Master of Public Policy and Governance provides specialist studies in public policy and management, public administration and public governance of services at local, national and international levels. This degree applies a social science perspective to questions of policy and management in modern organisations. The courses are taught by policymakers or policy researchers who bring their real-life experience to the classroom, revealing the relationship between theory, research and everyday practice.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

7+
94+
185+
65+

There are three different streams of the Master of Public Policy and Governance. The stream you apply for will depend on the depth of your prior academic and/or professional experience, and how closely it relates to public policy and governance.

You may be eligible to have your study recognised via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If your work experience or prior study is recognised, credit points can be counted towards the degree, and you would then be able to complete the coursework undertaking fewer subjects.

For all three streams, you will need to meet the following admission requirements to be considered for entry into the program:

For the 1 year stream

  • Honours degree or Graduate Diploma* (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience.
For the 1.7 year stream

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%, plus one year relevant professional experience.
  • Honours degree or Graduate Diploma* (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.
For the 2 year stream

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) in any discipline with a record of academic achievement equivalent to a UNSW credit average of 65%.
*It is expected that a Graduate Diploma will have been completed after an undergraduate degree.

Relevant disciplines for these programs include: Social Sciences; Humanities; Business; Economics; Law; Public Health; Communications; Social Research and Policy; Social Work.

Applicants with a degree in a discipline not listed here but who wish to make a case for its academic relevance may apply and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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