Combining studies in policy making, evaluation, social research, and ethics, this course equips you to participate in policy advocacy and design-related activities. You will learn how you can contribute to positive policy outcomes, and participate in debates regarding power, politics, and complexity.
Taught by leading policy academics and industry professionals, the course reflects the latest debates, issues, and approaches to global, national, and local policy making and development.
You'll explore and develop frameworks for issues, such as:
Graduates work as policymakers, advocates, and managers in human service, government, and non-government organisations, and, increasingly, in the private and corporate sectors.
You must have:
To have your professional experience considered you must submit with your application a CV and a personal statement detailing your experience.
As a graduate, you will be able to make sense of critical issues in society, confidently argue about the nature of policy problems, and engage in policy development and implementation practices that contribute to positive policy outcomes.
Graduates often work as policymakers, advisors, managers, and advocates.
You'll be able to work independently and collaboratively in teams as a lifelong learner and reflective practitioner. You will have gained skills that are transferable and relevant in a global context. These skills relate to research, policy analysis, professional communication, and problem-solving.
Graduates are highly employable in human services organisations, community-based agencies, various levels of government, and increasingly, in corporate and private enterprise.
Relevant organisations include: