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Master of Public Policy in Policy Analysis

  • Masters (Coursework)

This degree examines the processes, institutions and practices of public policy. It is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a career in, or currently working in, public policy within or outside of government. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in policy processes, governance institutions, policy analysis and research.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
MPUPP, 082349C
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jan, Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct
Domestic Fees
$32,256 per year / $64,512 total
International Fees
$45,864 per year / $91,728 total

About this course

This degree examines the processes, institutions and practices of public policy. It is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a career in, or currently working in, public policy within or outside of government. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in policy processes, governance institutions, policy analysis and research.

The degree also equips students with important skills for analysing and researching public policy, and communicating persuasively on policy relevant matters. Through interactive and case-based teaching, students debate and reflect on the challenges of governing public policy in a dynamic, interconnected, global and increasingly digital world. Designed and taught by world-class public policy scholars from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, this Masters degree equips graduates for successful and productive careers in public policy.

Entry requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Cognate Disciplines

Anthropology, Demography, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, International Relations, Law, Policy Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology

In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.

Level of Study
Bachelor
English Language
IELTS 6.5+
TOEFL 570.0+
PTE 64.0+
CAE 176.0+

Course Structure

  • 8
    Core
    Units
  • 4
    Major
    Units
  • 4
    Elective
    Units
  • 16
    Total
    Units

Study locations

Canberra

What you will learn

  1. Demonstrate deep understanding of public policy and its key challenges and issues, in Australia and globally
  2. Understand processes and challenges of agenda-setting, formulation, implementation, management and evaluation of public policy
  3. Reflect critically on key theoretical debates in the field of public policy including its practical application across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts
  4. Demonstrate understanding of methods for policy research and analysis and identify and apply them with appropriate tools to public policy issues
  5. Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives 

Course structure

The Master of Public Policy requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

Completion of the following pre-sessional component

CRWF7900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

POGO7901 Graduate Preparatory Economic, Social and Political Analysis

 

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses

POGO8016 The Economic Way of Thinking

POGO8062 Public Sector Management

POGO8401 Foundations in Public Policy

POGO8402 The Political and Institutional Architecture of Public Policy

 

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

POGO8081 Economics for Government

POGO8096 Policy Research

POGO8403 Cases in Contemporary Public Policy

POGO8500 Evidence and Analysis in Public Policy

 

24 units from completion of public policy courses from the following list and courses in any of the following public policy specialisations:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)

CRWF7000 Applied Policy Project

CRWF8019 Public Policy and Professional Internship

POGO8035 Research Project (6 units)

Economic Policy specialisation

Environment and Public Policy specialisation

Foreign and Defence Policy specialisation

Global Development Policy specialisation

Health Policy specialisation

Indigenous Policy specialisation

International Policy specialisation

Policy Analysis specialisation

Policy Communication specialisation

Population Change specialisation

Public Finance specialisation

Regulation: National and International Regimes specialisation

Social Policy specialisation

Social Research Methods specialisation

 

24 units from completion of further public policy courses listed above and courses in any public policy specialisation

Specialisations

Credit for prior study or work

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.