Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs

Developing expertise through professional coursework and higher degree research

Our postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of the culturally diverse and globally mobile students. You’ll be taught by leading academic staff from Murdoch University, alongside renowned visiting scholars and professional practitioners from across Australia and around the world.

Complete your postgraduate qualification at Murdoch University

Public Policy

Public Policy

We offer a Master of Public Policy and Management and Graduate Certificate of Public Policy and Management.

International Affairs

International Affairs

Our Master of International Affairs is a genuinely multi-disciplinary professional degree.



Find out more about our Master of Development Studies and Graduate Certificate of Development Studies.

Health Policy

Health Policy

Advance your health career with the Sir Walter Murdoch graduate program in Health Policy & Leadership.

Structured to fit a demanding lifestyle

All our classes are delivered in flexible formats, designed to fit a demanding professional life, with units offered in the evenings, on weekends, or in intensive blocks. Learn face-to-face in small group seminars and workshops that maximise your on-campus student experience.

View our study plans for help with selecting your units

World-class facilities

Classes are held in dedicated postgraduate suites, facilitating an elite educational experience. Murdoch University’s Library Learning Centre and computer labs are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can study when it suits you.

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The Capstone experience

Each degree entails a combination of compulsory and elective coursework, combining core disciplinary knowledge with broader professional skills relevant to high-level employment.

Finally, your course concludes with a Capstone experience – an opportunity to apply your learning to a specific policy issue through a professional internship, an independent research project, or a supervised research thesis that would qualify for PhD admission.

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Recognition of prior learning

Use your previous tertiary qualifications and relevant professional experience to qualify for advanced standing. This means you could complete a Masters degree in as little as 12 or 18 months.

Learn about advanced standing and admissions requirements

Enrolment Advice

Enrolments open from mid-May for mid-year intake, and mid-November each year for the following year. You should enrol in all your units as soon as you can so you are fully prepared for the semester and don't miss out on any information. You can make changes and add units online through MyInfo up until the end of the second week of each semester – provided that classes for the unit in which you wish to enrol have not commenced, in which case approval from the Unit Coordinator is required. Unit Coordinator approval is required for all unit enrolment after the second week of semester. If approval is not sought, the School Dean or Academic Chair may cancel your enrolment in that unit.

It is in your best interest to enrol in your units by the start of the semester, irrespective of when classes start, to ensure you are eligible for Fee Help. Students enrolling after the census date will not be eligible for Fee Help.

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