Postgraduate

Master of Public Policy

Do you want to lead the way in creating a better world?

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

The Master of Public Policy is designed to nurture future leaders of government and non-profit organisations. Graduates may be employed as policy officers, analysts, managers, and executives in government departments and agencies.
The Master of Public Policy is designed to nurture future leaders of government and non-profit organisations. Graduates may be employed as policy officers, analysts, managers, and executives in government departments and agencies.
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Career Opportunities

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Further Study

Graduates may choose to undertake higher degree research, such as MPhil or PhD.
Graduates may choose to undertake higher degree research, such as MPhil or PhD.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$23,117.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$46,234.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$73,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; or
(iii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of no more than 5 years old with a score of at least 550; or
(iv) at least five years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
or
(b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and
(ii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or
(iii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and
(iv) successful completion of a ten week CELT course (with a grade of at least B+) (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least.5 with no band less than 5.0);
or
(c) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(i) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and
(ii) successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or
(iii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and
(iv) successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent; and
(v) successful completion of a ten week CELT course (with a grade of at least B+) (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 5.5 with no band less than 5.0).

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Master of Public Policy will give you a multi-disciplinary understanding of the role of government in economic activity and public policy decision making. The course focuses on how government interacts with the economy and society. Topics include: economic growth, stability, taxation, infrastructure provision, regulation, health, defence, education, and social security. It integrates theory and practice to enhance knowledge and practical skills that enables you to respond proactively and strategically to public, economic, and social needs. You may choose to complete specialisations in Economics or Public Administration and Governance, or both.

About The Course

Graduates are equipped for a variety of jobs, including policy analysts and managers in the public sector.
Master of Public Policy

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 2, Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Up to 12 contact hours per week, plus additional time for study and group work
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42580
CRICOS code
  • 093562G
Master of Public Policy
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 2, Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Up to 12 contact hours per week, plus additional time for study and group work
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42580
CRICOS code
  • 093562G
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years (or 1.5 years with a relevant undergraduate degree as assessed by Faculty)
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Public Policy

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.