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Master On Campus

Public Policy

University of Auckland

12 months
Duration
24042 USD/year
4718 USD/year
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About

Develop your potential for leadership in local and national government, non-governmental organisations, or the private sector with this Master of Public Policy from University of Auckland.

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Overview

The MPP gives you a foundation in the core principles, concepts and methods of public policy research and analysis, and develops your skills in solving public policy problems.

You can connect theory with practice by studying the nature of policy, policy design and the policy process, and engaging in policy analysis and development.

You’ll be able to follow your own interests through research and elective courses. You can apply to enrol in our internship course for hands-on experience in policy.

Career

The Master of Public Policy from University of Auckland is a career-focused qualification that can give you the skills and knowledge you need for a career in public policy, local or national government, non-governmental organisations, or the private sector. It is popular with people already working in governments around the world looking to upskill, and offers the flexibility to study part-time alongside your current job.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Division chief for policy formulation
  • Executive director
  • Independent policy and governance adviser
  • Journalist
  • Policy adviser
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy researcher
  • Senior adviser - voter participation

Programme Structure

The MPP is available as either a taught or research masters, with 180-point or 120-point options, depending on your entry qualification and whether you would like to write a thesis.

Taught (180 point)

  • Enter from an undergraduate qualification
  • Three semesters full-time or up to twelve semesters part-time
  • Four core courses in policy analysis, economics of policy, comparative public policy and advanced research skills (60 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points)
  • Elective courses (75 points)

Research (180 point)

  • Enter from an undergraduate qualification
  • Three semesters full-time or up to six semesters part-time
  • Five core courses in policy analysis, economics of policy, research design, comparative public policy and advanced research skills (75 points)
  • Thesis (90 points)
  • Elective course (15 points)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

120 or 180

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

Taught/Research 120 points  

  • You must have completed a one-year postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution) and an introductory statistics course. Four-year undergraduate degrees will be considered where the final year consists of postgraduate-level study. You will need a GPE of 5.0.
Taught 180 points  
  • You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a relevant discipline and an introductory statistics course. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24042 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4718 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$7,782 – $9,628.80
  • International: NZ$36,086 – $44,526

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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