Master of Politics and Policy
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|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Politics and Policy|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$19,000 - Full-fee paying place|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
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|Deakin course code||A729|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
The Master of Politics and Policy emphasises a dual focus on politics and public policy and offers a wide range of core units and elective units to appeal to public sector, business, NGO and community sector managers and leaders, and those wishing to acquire new skills. Core units explore public policy analysis frameworks, the development and implementation of public policy under conditions of democratic governance, governance and accountability, skills building in evaluation, intergovernmental relations and accountability, and corporate social responsibility. You will undertake practical training focused on the relations between government, the private sector and community organisations, and between different levels of government. Units in the course are designed to give you a solid background in politics and policy while also building your skills so that you are a well-trained, highly competent and confident graduate. The focus on democratic governance within contemporary contexts characterised by rapid change and globalisation distinguishes this course from traditional public policy studies.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load for each year.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.
* The indicative annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2016, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP to assist in paying their tuition fees. For more information about HECS-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
Full-fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
The annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.
The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these course fees to calculate the future cost of their course.
Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist in pay their tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
The courses are designed as professional development programs for early or mid-career professionals or for those involved in or, seeking to become involved in, policy making and management within the public , community and business sectors, domestically and internationally.
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To qualify for the award of Master of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 16 credit points of study comprising:
- 4 credit points of compulsory core units; and
- 12 credit points of study combining research and elective units in one of the following configurations:
Option 1: Dissertation
- 2 credit points of research training (AIX706, plus one of AIX707 or AIX708)
- 4 credit points of research project (AIX702, AIX703)
- 6 credit points of electives
Option 2: Research Paper
- 2 credit points of research training (AIX706, plus one of AIX707 or AIX708)
- 2 credit points of independent research project (AIX704, AIX705)
- 8 credit points of electives
Option 3: Research Project
- 1 credit point of research training (AIX706)
- 1 credit point independent research project (AIX701)
- 10 credit points of electives
|AIP740||Public Policy Analysis|
|AIP747||Policy and Program Evaluation|
|AIP773||Governance and Accountability|
|AIX704||Research Paper A|
|AIX705||Research Paper B|
|AIP746||Challenges to Democratic Governance|
|AIP777||Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility|
|AIP780||Managing Public Expenditure|
|AIP782||Engaging for Change|
Students may undertake up to 3 credit points of electives from any other postgraduate course offered by any Faculty, with the Course Director's approval.
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Entry requirements - specific
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Credit for prior learning - specific
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
Students will be required to undertake 16 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
- A bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; OR
- Qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Students will be required to undertake 12 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
- An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline; OR
- A postgraduate certificate or diploma in a related discipline; OR
- An undergraduate degree and 2 years of full-time documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent.
Students will be required to undertake 8 credit points of study if admitted on the basis of:
- An honours degree in a cognate discipline; OR
- An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and a relevant graduate certificate OR an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline and 2 years of full-time documented, relevant work experience, or equivalent; OR
- A postgraduate diploma in a cognate discipline.
Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Professional Political Practice (A617) will lead to entry into this course with 8 credit points of specified Credit for Prior Learning against 3 core and 5 elective units (AIP740, AIP773, AIP784, AIP748, AIP780, AIP781, AIP782, AIP783).
How to apply
|Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)|