Master of Politics and Policy
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Politics and Policy|
Offered at Cloud (Online)
|Duration||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||A716|
Offered to continuing students only
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. The course also provides the option of completing a thesis suitable for articulation into a research masters or PhD.
|Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)|
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
|Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
To qualify for the award of Master of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:
- 6 credit points of compulsory core units; and
- 6 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units listed below
The dissertation component (AIX702 and AIX703) provides a research pathway for students to apply for entry to PhD.
Notes: Continuing students (enrolled prior to 2011) may need to refer to the 2010 Handbook entry for this course and contact Student Services office for further course advice.
AIP740 Public Policy Analysis
|AIP746||Challenges to Democratic Governance|
|AIP747||Policy and Program Evaluation|
|AIP777||Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility|
|AIP773||Governance and Accountability|
Select 6 credit points from the following list of electives:
MPE781 Economics for Managers
|MPM703||Business Strategy and Analysis|
|ADS704||Community Development Theory and Practice A|
|ADS705||Community Development Theory and Practice B|
|ECM704||Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration|
|EXE737||Leading and Managing Learning Organisations|
|EXE738||Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts|
MPK704 Sustainable Environmental Marketing
|SLE721||Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development|
|SLE725||Environmental Management Systems|
|HSH701||Principles and Practice of Public Health|
|HSH702||Contemporary Health Issues and Policies|
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health|
|AIR719||The United Nations and International Law|
|AIR726||Human Rights in the International System|