Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs

Development Studies (MDS)

The Master of Development Studies is a practical professional degree focussing on the challenges of social, economic, and political development and poverty alleviation. Aimed at students from the developing world and those working in international development assistance, the MDS concentrates on the nexus of development, politics and social and environmental sustainability, food and health security, international assistance, state building, conflict management, gender relations and other significant issues impacting development.

Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (GradCertHAPL)

The Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership will provide a conceptual, strategic and practical toolkit for current and future health sector professionals and leaders. Students will gain expertise in strategic health leadership and management, healthcare policy and governance, and economics and finance capacity for those already employed in the health sector, while enhancing the value of potential employees entering the sector.

Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL)

Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) is an internationally-focussed multidisciplinary program providing specialised skills in health policy, leadership and management, economics, law, epidemiology, informatics and communications for future health-industry leaders.

International Affairs and Security (MIAS)

The Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS) is a genuinely multi-disciplinary professional degree that explores the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape our region and world. Taking advantage of Murdoch's Indo-Pacific location, the degree equips students with the knowledge and skills for careers in a wide variety of sectors including government and foreign affairs, international organisations, national and international NGOs, and the private sector.MIAS students will examine contemporary issues in political economy, global trade, resource management, the role of international institutions, international security and arms control, international law, human rights, conflict management, and regional architecture, and can choose from a range of electives to suit their professional needs and policy interests, including an opportunity to study Indonesian or Japanese.

Policy and Development (GradCertPD)

The Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development introduces students to the strategic, analytical and professional knowledge and skills necessary for policy implementation in government, non-profit and private sectors. The six month program is designed for recent graduates and those who may be exploring a new career direction. Students will learn what it means to analyse, design and implement policy in current institutional and regulatory environments.

Public Policy and Management (MPPM)

The Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) equips students with the strategic, analytical and professional skills for a career in the government, non-profit, and private sectors both in Australia and internationally. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to analyse, design and implement policy in complex institutional and regulatory environments. The core units of the program cover public policy theory and practice, network governance, policy design, public sector management, policy research and evaluation, and public sector economics.