24 months
47940 AUD/year
33520 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Public Policy - ANU - U Tokyo at the Australian National University provides the unique opportunity to articulate with the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo to complete a double degree. These degrees draw on strong research and collaboration connections between the two institutions. 


The Public Policy - ANU - U Tokyo double degree aims to prepare you for an innovative career in public policy in the Asia-Pacific region. At at the Australian National University the MPP will provide students with an introduction to the latest disciplinary policy debates in the social sciences and, with a mixture of theory and practice, to build the analytical tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis. The year at GrasPP adds the opportunity to gain perspectives on public policy skills and knowledge in one of the most influential public policy schools in Japan and the region.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public policy, in Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, and globally
  • Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public policy
  • Engage influentially in debates and analysis of public policy issues and practical challenges across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public policy
  • Identify and apply appropriate research methods to public policy challenges
  • Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives
  • Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments
  • Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of public policies and respond to these in innovative ways

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Economic Way of Thinking
  • Public Sector Management
  • Economics for Government
  • Policy Research
  • Public Policy
  • Political and Institutional Architecture of Public Policy
  • Cases in Contemporary Public Policy
  • Evidence and Analysis in Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 093289G

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least 3 years of work experience in public policy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47940 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47940 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33520 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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