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|Award granted||Master of Politics and Policy|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$23,110* AUD|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A716|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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.
To qualify for the award of Master of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:
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.
|AIP746||Challenges to Democratic Governance|
|AIP740||Public Policy Analysis|
|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:
|MPM703||Business Strategy and Analysis|
|MPE781||Economics for Managers|
|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|
|SLE721||Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development|
|SLE725||Environmental Management Systems|
|MPM704||Managing for Environmental Sustainability|
|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|
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
|Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)|
|Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy (A616)|