Deakin University

Master of Politics and Policy

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

In the 21st century, the world faces an array of complex political problems: climate change, disease pandemics, ethnic and religious conflict, refugee crises and new forms of populism and authoritarianism. Deakin’s Master of Politics and Policy will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to understand these complex global challenges and develop policy that will bring about positive social change.

Designed for

Those currently involved in or seeking to become involved in policy making and management


8 credit points comprising 3 core and 5 course-elective/research


  • Accountability and corporate social responsibility
  • Challenges to democratic governance
  • Enaging for change
  • Governance and accountability
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Managing public expenditure
  • Policy and program evalutaion
  • Political communication
  • Political values and public policy
  • Public policy analysis
  • Rethinking democracy
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline or Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience or Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline or Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $21,600
International: $31,000
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online).

Note that this course is offered to domestic and international students by off-shore external study only

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