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Welcome to the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs
The Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs offers students a unique opportunity to engage with big policy issues, develop high-level skills and build career opportunities through professional Masters degrees and other graduate programs.
Taking advantage of Murdoch University's long engagement with practical policy questions and deep expertise on Australia, Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, the Sir Walter Murdoch School offers degrees in Public Policy and Management, International Affairs, Development Studies and Health Policy and Leadership. Merit-based scholarships are available for both local and international students, as are student prizes.
Our faculty has recently been ranked as one of Australia's best for policy, politics and international studies (QS and ERA, 2015).
As Western Australia’s top-ranked program, we welcome students with undergraduate degrees in any subject, and offer advance standing to those who already have a background in public policy and international affairs.
Feel free to contact me directly to discuss your future at the Sir Walter Murdoch School.
Dean, Sir Walter Murdoch School
THE REAL WORLD OF LIFE AS AN AMBASSADOR
11am - 12 noon ; Thursday 30th March; Building 513 room 1.005
The Sir Walter Murdoch School and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are proud to host Mr James Larsen, Australian Ambassador to Turkey, who will share insights of his life as Ambassador and the role of diplomacy in the modern age.
About Mr Larsen
Mr Larsen is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has previously served as Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues; Ambassador to Israel; Counsellor in Brussels; and Second Secretary in Bangkok.
Until September 2013, Mr Larsen was Principal Adviser to the former Minister for Foreign Affairs. He has previously served as Assistant Secretary of the Legal Branch.
Mr Larsen holds Bachelor of Arts and Laws degrees from the University of Melbourne
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Why choose the Sir Walter Murdoch School?
Apply your learning to a practical issue through a policy case study, a professional internship, or a supervised research thesis.Learn more about our degrees
Study full-time or part-time, according to your schedule. We offer evening and weekend units, or intensive study blocks.View our study plans
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Connect with leading academics, professional practitioners, and visiting scholars from Australia and around the world.View academic profiles
Recognition of prior learning
Use previous study or professional experience to help you complete your qualification in less time.View our admission requirements
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