Postgraduate

Master of Public Policy

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Email

[email protected]

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

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, non-profit, and private sector organisations that are aimed at pursuing the public interest.

Graduates may be employed as public policy analysts (either in economics or public administration and governance), as well as managers in public sector departments and agencies.
The Master of Public Policy is designed to nurture future leaders of government, non-profit, and private sector organisations that are aimed at pursuing the public interest.

Graduates may be employed as public policy analysts (either in economics or public administration and governance), as well as managers in public sector departments and agencies.
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Further Study

With appropriate work experience, graduates may choose to undertake a Master of Business Administration.
With appropriate work experience, graduates may choose to undertake a Master of Business Administration.

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
48
Annual Credit Points
96
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.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic students. If you’re interested in studying this course, 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) 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.

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.

Students may choose to complete one or both of the following specialisations:
Economics
Public Administration and Governance

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
Weekly contact time
  • 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
Weekly contact time
  • 12 contact hours per week, plus additional time for study and group work
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42580
CRICOS code
  • 093562G

Course Structure

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

Course Accreditation

European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)