Master of Public Policy (MPubPolicy)

Program Code

MPUP

Academic Year

2021

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Master of Public Policy is designed to for those who work in, or aspire to have a career in, policy, whether it is in government, intergovernmental organisations, industry or not for-profit sector.

The program adopts a multidisciplinary approach in the development of the student’s knowledge and skills in public policy. It brings together current public policy theory and debates with practical policy analysis and research skill development relevant for the 21st Century. The Master of Public Policy also provides students with the opportunity to develop specialist policy domain expertise.

The Master of Public Policy (Conversion) is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

The Master of Public Policy (Extension) is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Public Policy

There shall be a Master of Public Policy.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Public Policy as a Conversion Master, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:
1. Core courses to a maximum of 18 units
2. Research dissertation to the value of at least 12 units
3. Electives courses to the value of 18 units

To qualify for the degree of Master of Public Policy as an Extension Master, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 36 units, comprising:
1. Core courses to a maximum of 12 units
2. Research dissertation to the value of at least 15 units
3. Electives courses to the value of 12 units