This course will equip you with the strategic, analytical and professional skills for a career in the government, non-profit and private sectors both in Australia and internationally.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
As the Sir Walter Murdoch School's largest program the Master of Public Policy and Management equips you with the strategic, analytical and professional skills for a career in the government, non-profit and private sectors both in Australia and internationally.
Extensive industry input went into developing this course to ensure you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to analyse, design and implement policy in complex institutional and regulatory environments. Small group size classes enable you to actively contribute and connect with your peers in classroom discussions and allows for stronger engagement with our prized academics, who are leading researchers in their field. The core units within this program cover public policy perspectives, public sector management, policy research and evaluation, and introductory economics. This course also includes a capstone unit, which is a special unit that consolidates everything you have learned in your course and gives you the opportunity to apply your learning to a practical issue. Within this capstone unit, you can opt to undertake either a policy case study project, professional internship, or supervised research thesis.
This course is suitable for students looking to work in the public sector, the not-for-profit sector and for professionals who work at the intersection between government and business. Students will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise in public policy relevant to a broad range of settings such as local, state and federal government, international organisations, corporations with government links, and non-profit agencies.
This course is provided by the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Business and Governance
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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