Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs

Study Plans

A study plan outlines a recommended set of units for students ready to enrol in either the 48, 36 or 24 point program for a Master qualification. Unit selection will depend on the desired capstone experience, ensuring you get the most out of your education at Murdoch University.

Please consult your course advisor if you are unsure of the programs you are eligible for.

Study Plans Commencing in Semester 2, 2017

Master of Development Studies
48 points study plan

36 points study plan (for students with advance standing)

Master of International Affairs and Security
48 points study plan

36 points study plan (for students with advance standing)


Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership

48 points study plan (Admin & Leadership specialisation)

48 points study plan (Policy & Evaluation specialisation)

48 points study plan (Informatics & Analytics specialsation)

36 points study plan (Admin & Leadership specialisation)

36 points study plan (Policy & Evaluation specialisation)

36 points study plan (Informatics & Analytics specialisation)


Graduate Certificate of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership

12 points study plan

Master of Public Policy and Management
48 points study plan

36 points study plan (for students with advance standing)


Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development
12 points study plan

Study Plans Commencing in Semester 1, 2017

Master of Development Studies


Master of International Affairs and Security

Health Administration Policy and Leadership


Master of Public Policy and Management

Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development

Study Plans Commencing in Semester 2, 2016

Master of Development Studies

Master of International Affairs

Master of Public Policy and Management

Master of Health Policy and Leadership

Graduate Certificate Course Structures
The course structures for our three Graduate Certificate programs can be found below:

  • Graduate Certificate in Public Policy and Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Development Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Health, Policy and Leadership

Study Plans Commencing in Semester 1, 2016

Master of Development Studies

Master of International Affairs

Master of Public Policy and Management

Master of Health Policy and Leadership

Graduate Certificate Course Structures

The course structures for our three Graduate Certificate programs can be found below: