Master of Politics and Policy
Course summary for international students
|Award granted ||Master of Politics and Policy|
|Deakin course code ||A716|
Course for continuing students only from 2015.
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:
- 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.
|AIP746||Challenges to Democratic Governance |
|AIP747||Policy and Program Evaluation |
|AIP748||Intergovernmental Relations |
|AIP777||Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility *|
|AIP773||Governance and Accountability |
* AIP777 not offered 2015 - reoffered 2016.
Select 6 credit points from the following list of electives:
|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 |
|SLE721||Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development |
|SLE725||Environmental Management Systems |
|MPK704||Sustainable Environmental Marketing |
|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 |