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Master of Politics and Policy

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Award granted Master of Politics and Policy
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA716

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The emphasis of this course is on the development and implementation of public policy under conditions of democratic governance. Students gain an understanding and practical training focused on the relations between government, the private sector and community organisations and between different levels of government (municipal, state, national, and international). Particular attention is given to the challenges posed by the normative requirements of democracy. The focus on democratic governance within contemporary contexts characterised by rapid change and globalisation distinguishes this course from traditional public policy studies which concentrate primarily on public sector management. Units in the course are grouped into five categories: public policy, government relations, local governance, community development, and global politics. In most units, a comparative approach is employed that situates Australian experiences within an international context.

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Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)
Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy (A616)

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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

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Master of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 10 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 admission to PhD.

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Specialisations

To qualify for a Specialisation within the Master of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 10 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below, including at least 4 credit points from a specialisation


Specialisations are available in the following areas:

Public Policy

Government Relations
Local Governance

Community Development
Global Politics

Students who complete a specialisation of four (4) credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.

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Course structure

Core units


Trimester 1

AIP773 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

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Electives

 


Select 10 credit points from the following list of electives:

Trimester 1

 

AIP740 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP775 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR782 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASD704 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASD711 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2

AIA718 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP717 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP747 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP748 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP776 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

AIP777 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASD705 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASD712 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH724 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 1 and 3

 

AIP745 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* Not offered in 2010.

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Details of specialisations

Public Policy

AIP740 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP745 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP747 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP748 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Government Relations

AIP717 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP775 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP777 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ALR782 Unit description is currently unavailable   *''

 

* this unit not offered in 2010

Local Governance

AIA718 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP745 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP748 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HSH724 Unit description is currently unavailable   

Community Development

ASD704 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASD705 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASD711 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASD712 Unit description is currently unavailable   

Global Politics

AIH760 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP717 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIP776 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

AIR707 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

* Not offered in 2010.

Research Electives

For students wishing to undertake a PhD pathway:

Trimester 1, 2, and 3

AIX702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

AIX703 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

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