The UNSW Master of Public Policy and Governance applies a social science perspective to real-world questions of policy, research and management in modern organisations. We prepare you for roles that require research and analytical skills and a practical appreciation of the processes of policymaking and implementation.
This degree helps you to develop the skills and perspectives needed for the assessment, evaluation, and sensitivity of public policy. You’ll explore the impacts research, public policy and governance have on clients, customers and the public.
Follow Your Passion
Master of Public Policy and Governance is grounded in real-world experience. As a student of this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to write either a research report or a minor dissertation, on a topic of your choosing. We give you the flexibility to choose research topics that pique your interest.
Our academics have extensive experience working on key policy issues and are research methods experts, which give our graduates a competitive advantage. They are thought leaders in a range of diverse fields from welfare-to-work, environmental policy to refugee rights. Just like you, they’re passionate about a range of important and contemporary policy issues including refugees, animal welfare, gendered violence, environmental policy and much more.
This program is structured to acknowledge and recognise the skills that individuals bring to their postgraduate education. More experienced students can undertake a streamlined degree while students with less professional experience will study for the full 2 years.
The program includes three different streams to choose from including:
Public Policy & Governance A – 1 year stream
Public Policy & Governance B – 1.7 year stream
Public Policy & Governance C – 2 year stream