University of Canberra

Master of Public Policy

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

The Faculty of Business, Government and Law's Master of Public Policy is applied, multi-disciplinary, contemporary and fully online with a core focus on data analytics, economic modelling, policy analysis and policy evaluation. The Master of Public Policy is aimed at middle level managers and professionals in the workforce industries that service the community in Canberra and Australia more widely including the Australian Public Service, local and state governments and not-for-profit sectors aiming to influence government policy. The degree has a broader focus beyond the practice of lobbying to include advocacy and is aimed at professionals in both the government and non-government organisations providing a practically orientated 'transformative experience'. The design of the degree is informed by an Indigenous engagement strategy, central to the mission of the University of Canberra and includes a complex and critical issues focus relevant to the needs of a changing and dynamic public sector in Australia. These include policy development, project and stakeholder management, project planning and development skills and policy implementation. The degree draws on leading practitioners, industry experts and world leading academics from the Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society, Canberra Law School, Canberra Business School, the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, the Centre for Change Governance, the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, Democracy 2025 and the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Canberra.


36 credit points

Standard entry requirements

A completed bachelors degree or completion of the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy or the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy or the Graduate Certificate in Policy Evaluation.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $39,450
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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