Welcome to the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Professor Richard Higgott
“At Murdoch University students learn how to solve some of the most pressing contemporary regional and global challenges.
At the same time, they can pursue their passion, acquire new professional skills, advance their career, build a network of valuable contacts, and expand their knowledge and life experience.
The Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs builds on Murdoch’s strengths in applying outstanding research to real world problems. ”
A quality educational experience
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 Indian Ocean 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.
Focusing on national and international policy challenges, the Sir Walter Murdoch School will appeal to high-achieving, globally-aware professionals seeking to enhance their career trajectory by developing disciplinary expertise, professional skills and policy knowledge. Each Masters degree concludes with a ‘capstone’ experience, enabling students to apply their learning to a practical issue through a policy case study project, a professional internship, or a supervised research thesis.
You will be taught by leading academics and professional practitioners from around the world in core disciplinary knowledge, professional skills such as project and finance management and policy electives enabling you to be become better qualified or change or advance your career on the local or world stage.
View the options below for more information regarding graduate school programs and entry requirements.
The Sir Walter Murdoch School is also developing a range of links with graduate schools at major universities in the region and around the world. It has already established a collaborative relationship with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada.