Master of Politics and Policy
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Politics and Policy|
Offered at Cloud (Online)
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
Final intake: November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||No fees defined|
Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9246 8100
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Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|Deakin course code||A716|
* Pipelining course.
Trimester 1 2015 commencing students to refer to 2015 course version.
- Course overview
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
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|
|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||Unit description is currently unavailable|
|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|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
To be eligible for entry into the Master of Arts Politics and Policy applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:
- a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
- qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Credit for prior learning - specific
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and the Master of Politics and Policy comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy or the Master of Politics and Policy with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy will lead to entry into the Master of Politics and Policy with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.
How to apply
|Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)|