Master of Public Policy (SPPOL1)

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Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Public Policy is a 2 year full-time equivalent course that provides a unique focus on public policy in northern contexts. The course draws together teaching and well supervised research projects that focus on the northern Australian region, in particular its remote context, the importance of Indigenous people and culture and its proximity to Southeast Asia.
The course is designed to prepare policy makers with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage in effective and ethical research in the region, across policy development, implementation and evaluation phases. It provides a unique opportunity to develop individual students analytical and research capacity through supervision with established public policy researchers, developers and evaluators working in northern contexts.
Course Structure
The course is comprised of 4 core coursework units (10cp each) and a Research Project conducted through 2 units (20cp each). Students must take specialist electives totaling a further 80 credit points of which 2 must be research methods units.
The course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and characteristics of `doing policy' in northern contexts. Students will explore a variety of political, cultural and social theory approaches to public policy. They will also gain a solid understanding of evidence-based policy development, evaluation and empirical research theories and methodologies.
Students then have a choice of specialist electives to further develop their public policy knowledge in their area of choice, such as Indigenous policy, international education, governance and management, health, emergency and disaster management and environmental management. Finally, students will have the opportunity to synthesize and apply their new knowledge in a substantive research project into a public policy topic of their choice. They will receive individual supervision and support from university research and teaching staff.


Department

Which department am I in? Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts


Entry Requirement From Vietnam

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a postgraduate or graduate entry degree is the completion of a bachelor's degree which is deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score, prerequisite knowledge or work experience. Applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of an Australian honours degree or master's degree. Other English language requirements accepted: Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - A minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 169 or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module - A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.


Entry Requirement For International Student

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a postgraduate or graduate entry degree are the completion of a bachelor's degree which is deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score, prerequisite knowledge or work experience.
Other English Language requirements:
Australian Technology and Management College (ATMC) - Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students will be required to sit an exit test on completion and achieve a score equivalent to IELTS overall 6.5; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency minimum overall grade of C1 valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU; Navitas Academic English - a minimum overall pass of 65% in Academic English 3 with a 65% pass in the research essay; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.


Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Charles Darwin University offers below pathways courses for this subject Diploma of Laws (YLAW01)


Full Time (2 years)

A$25,400.00 (US$ 19,868) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Ellengowan Drive, CASUARINA, Northern Territory, 0810, DARWIN, Australia


Online/Distance (160 credit points)

A$25,400.00 (US$ 19,868) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Ellengowan Drive, CASUARINA, Northern Territory, 0810, DARWIN, Australia