Master of Politics and Public Policy

Macquarie University

This program develops students' understanding of the structure and processes of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation from an Australian perspective. The units of this degree are offered within the context of political science. The degree emphasises the politics surrounding public policy, and the changing landscape of policy making and Australian public policy. It develops a comprehensive understanding of current debates in public policy including evidence-based policy, accountability, federal-state relations, globalisation, policy transfer, political parties and citizen engagement.

Course Fee:

Australian: $39,360
International: $51,600

Entry Requirements:

Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in politics, international relations, law, sociology, media, communications, history, cultural studies, or a related discipline; a GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00); relevant work experience

Structure:

48 credit points at 800 level or above.

Subjects you can Study:

Politics; Public policy

Further information:

Students with little familiarity with Australian political institutions may be required to complete POL892 Special Seminar - Topics in Australian Politics, at the beginning of their program. This unit introduces the main features of the Australian political system and compares them with the political features of other countries. It will not count as credit. This course is available for internal and external study. Full-time and part-time study modes are available.

Who for:

For those who wish to work in public, voluntary or political work or anyone in the private sector who works at the interface with government and public policy decision making

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info Yes Online 1.5 years
North Ryde No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
North Ryde No info Yes Part time 3 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

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* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

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* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

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Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

 

 

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