Master of Public Policy



Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The purpose of the Master of Public Policy is to provide public policy education of international renown for professionals to develop further as leaders in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third sector organizations or government affairs positions in the private sector. The MPP is scope includes providing students with an introduction to the latest disciplinary policy debates in the social sciences and, with a mixture of theory and practice, to build the analytical tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis, including design, advocacy, and evaluation, as well as building political and program management capabilities.
Career Options
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public policy, in Australia and globally
Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public policy
Engage influentially in debates and analysis of public policy issues and practical challenges across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts
Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public policy
Identify and apply appropriate research methods to public policy challenges
Analyze, synthesize and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives
Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments
Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of public policies and respond to these in innovative ways
Cognate disciplines
Economic Policy, Economics, Law, International Politics, Policy Studies, Political Economy, Political Sciences, Sociology


Which department am I in? ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have completed a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate and/or relevant work experience, as appropriate, and satisfied any individual program subject prerequisites. English Language Requirements accepted: a score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5 in TOEFL (paper based test); Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 80 (Grade A); PTE Academic overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each section. For applicants under medicine program, undergraduate law, and legal workshop programs should hold: a score of 600 with TWE score of 5.0 in TOEFL (paper based test); Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 95 (Grade A); PTE Academic overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 60 in each section.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have required the following:
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with at least 3 years' work experience in public policy.
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.
Students must complete the pre-sessional component to continue to the initial component.
Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component.
Students who do not achieve a minimum 65% mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Public Policy.
English language requirements: Academic IELT overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
UNSW Foundation Studies

Full Time (2 years)

A$42,960.00 (US$ 33,603) per year

19 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 25 March 2019

Australian National University Acton Campus, ACTON, Australian Capital Territory, 2601, CANBERRA, Australia