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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 Masters degrees in Public Policy and Management, International Affairs and Development Studies. Merit-based scholarships are available for both local and international students.
We also offer Graduate Certificates in Public Policy and Management, Development Studies and, starting in 2015, Health Policy and Leadership.
As Australia’s fastest-growing graduate policy school, 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.
Prof Benjamin Reilly
Dean, Sir Walter Murdoch School
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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 about degrees and coursework
Study full-time or part-time, according to your schedule. We offer evening and weekend units, or intensive study blocks.View our study plans
Events and opportunities
Take advantage of the networking events and professional opportunities offered to all our students.Read news and events
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.Learn about admissions requirements