Master of Politics and Policy

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Master of Politics and Policy
Campus

Offered at Cloud (Online)

Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA716

Course for continuing students only from 2015.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

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.

Course structure

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.

Core units


Trimester 1

AIP746Challenges to Democratic Governance

AIP740Public Policy Analysis

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

Trimester 2

AIP748Intergovernmental Relations

AIP777Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility *

Trimester 3

AIP773Governance and Accountability

* AIP777 not offered 2015 - reoffered 2016.

Electives

Select 6 credit points from the following list of electives:

Management

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPE781Economics for Managers

Community Development

ADS704Community Development Theory and Practice A

ADS705Community Development Theory and Practice B

Education

ECM704Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration

EXE737Leading and Managing Learning Organisations

EXE738Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts

Environment

SLE721Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development

SLE725Environmental Management Systems

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

Health

HSH701Principles and Practice of Public Health

HSH702Contemporary Health Issues and Policies

HSN706Food Policy and Public Health

International Relations

AIR719The United Nations and International Law

AIR726Human Rights in the International System

Research Units

AIX702Dissertation A

AIX703Dissertation B



 

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