Postgraduate

Master of Public Policy and Management

Get the strategic, analytical and professional skills you need to pursue a career in the government, non-profit and private sectors both in Australia and internationally.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1194

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

077163M
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Overview

Policy-making aims to address social, environmental and economic issues that impact society. The Master of Public Policy and Management enables students to make a contribution to many complex policy problems in the contemporary world. Students who complete this course are highly sought after in government, the public sector, the not-for-profit sector and the business world.

We’ve worked closely with government, the public sector and industry contacts to design this course to help you make a difference in your public policy career. You’ll get the knowledge and skills you need to analyse, design and implement policy in complex institutional and regulatory environments.

The course offers professional-based electives including project management, ethics in government, and leading and managing non-government organisations.

You can also choose policy-based electives to specialise in areas such as energy policy, environmental impact and management, health policy and law, or add up to two language units in either Indonesian or Japanese. 

3 reasons to study a Master of Public Policy Management at Murdoch

  • Take on a professional internship or practical project to put your learning into practice as you gain academic credit. Past students have interned with the WA State Parliament and public sector agencies, and researched real-world policy problems.
  • Travel to Indonesia as part of the Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program and earn credits towards your Master and put your learning into practice.
  • Learn from our academics who are actively involved in research in the areas of public sector ethics, corruption, citizenship, public sector reform and international public administration.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Public policy and international affairs
  • Public policy perspectives
  • Comparative governance
  • Public administration
  • Public sector management

Your career

If you’re a recent graduate expanding your knowledge, or a professional exploring a new career direction, this course will enhance your professional skills and provide a competitive edge in your career.

You could pursue a career in the public sector, the not-for-profit sector or in roles at the intersection between government and business. Careers could include:

  • Ministerial and Parliamentary Advisor
  • Environmental Policy Manager
  • Health Policy Development Manager
  • Evaluation and Performance Reporting Officer
  • Policy Data Analyst

You might work in local, state or federal government, international organisations, corporations with government links, or non-profit agencies.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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