The University of Melbourne

Master of Social Policy

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

Master of Social Policy program, you can examine key developments in social policy through a global lens, with a strong emphasis on social justice and the ability to influence policy. As a social policy maker, you can meld the needs of citizens with the roles of government and not‐for‐profit service agencies in contentious fields like employment, income support, education, health and climate change. The Master of Social Policy enables you to understand the respective roles of government, private and not‐for‐profit sectors in meeting the needs of citizens. Understand and critique the key developments in social policy through a global lens, aiming to find ethically sustainable solutions, while considering the competing factors of social policy and the economy.

Designed for

Those seeking careers in social policy design and analysis roles in federal and state government and community sector management


200-point, 150-point and 100-point programs available. Thesis and internship options are available.


  • Social policy

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline with at least an H2B (70%) weighted average, or equivalent

Study pathways

High-achieving students may be eligible to progress to a PhD.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $63,566
International: $80,950
  • Full-time : 2 years

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