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Social Sciences - Public Policy

University of Waikato

Master
18 months
Duration
19940 USD/year
4471 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
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Start date

About

Explore how national, regional and local state institutions formulate and implement policies when you study Social Sciences - Public Policy at the University of Waikato. You'll also examine how non-profit organisations, individuals and businesses address issues of public concern.

Overview

Government decisions influence our lives on a daily basis. They affect the price of our housing, clothes, food, transport and water. They determine the types of jobs we do, how much we are paid and where we live.

Studying Social Sciences - Public Policy at the University of Waikato equips you with the skills to understand and interpret current affairs, deal with government in your future profession or business, and work within government or for groups that lobby government. It is particularly suitable for students who want a career in the public sector, and for employees of organisations that are seeking to influence public policies.

Career opportunities

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Foreign Policy Advisor
  • Health Sector Analyst
  • Māori Development Policy Adviser
  • Policy Analyst and Planner

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Policy Analysis: Theory and Practice
  • Gender, Justice and the Environment
  • Environmental Politics and Public Policy
  • Directed Study
  • Population Health and Equity
  • Comparative Indigenous Criminology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

120-180

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19940 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4471 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4471 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 6,748-8,085 
  • Fees (International): NZD 30,095 - 34,245 (120 pts) or 45,145 - 51,370 (180 pts)

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Social Sciences - Public Policy
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University of Waikato

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