Murdoch's innovative graduate school provides students with expertise in core disciplines and electives to develop valuable professional skills.

Sir Walter Murdoch School of
Public Policy and
International Affairs

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The Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and 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 is an ambitious new venture in graduate education. Masters coursework degrees are offered in Public Policy and Management, International Affairs and Development Studies.

Iain McMenamin

Policy Seminar with Associate Professor Iain McMenamin - 13 August 2014

Posted Wednesday 30 July 2014

Iain McMenamin is an Associate Professor in the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. He is interested in most aspects of comparative politics and has published on political economy, business and politics, East-Central Europe, and political communication.

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Our Development program is ideal for those seeking careers in development aid, NGOs and sustainability planning.

International Affairs

International Affairs

Our International Affairs program explores core issues in law, politics, history and international relations.

Public Policy

Public Policy

Our Public Policy program covers the analytical, practical and broad thinking skills required to design sound policies.

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Practical learning

Apply your learning to a practical issue through a policy case study, a professional internship, or a supervised research thesis.

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Flexible schedules

Study full-time or part-time, according to your schedule. We offer evening and weekend units, or intensive study blocks.

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Events and opportunities

Take advantage of the networking events and professional opportunities offered to all our students.

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Leading academics

Connect with leading academics, professional practitioners, and visiting scholars from Australia and around the world.

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Recognition of prior learning

Use previous study or professional experience to help you complete your qualification in less time.

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Small class size

Learn face-to-face in small group seminars and workshops, designed to maximize your on-campus experience.

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What our ambassadors say

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"I was hesitant to return to study after having a break for five years, but I felt that getting a qualification directly related to policy would be really interesting and would help me to advance my career. Learning from such reputable academic staff from such a wide variety subject areas makes it a very valuable experience.I literally put the theory into practice every day and I’m looking forward to exploring where my qualification will take me."

Cassie Houghton
Student of Public Policy and Policy Officer, WA Dept of Housing

Yona Chawanje

“I chose Murdoch because I was inspired by research presentations given by Murdoch lecturers at a conference I attended. I knew Murdoch would mould me to be skilful in handling policy matters in a dynamic world. I’d recommend Murdoch because of the great learning facilities, the skills obtained through this degree will enable me to serve the Malawi government in areas of policy, with greater knowledge.”

Yona Chawanje
Student of Public Policy

Ei Hnin Phyu Htun

"I knew I had much to gain from choosing to study Public Policy at the Sir Walter Murdoch School. The coursework is very relevant to the reform strategy of my country. I hope to return home and make a valuable contribution to sustainable governance in Myanmar. The school's academic support has enhanced my learning experience and I have great confidence that the knowledge and quality training I am receiving will serve me well in the future."

Ei Hnin Phyu Htun
Student of Public Policy