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Public Policy

Australian National University

24 months
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About

The Public Policy program at the Australian National University examines the processes, institutions and practices of public policy. It is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a career in, or currently working in, public policy within or outside of government. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in policy processes, governance institutions, policy analysis and research. 

Overview

The Public Policy program at the Australian National University equips students with important skills for analysing and researching public policy, and communicating persuasively on policy relevant matters. 

Through interactive and case-based teaching, students debate and reflect on the challenges of governing public policy in a dynamic, interconnected, global and increasingly digital world. 

Designed and taught by world-class public policy scholars from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, this Masters degree equips graduates for successful and productive careers in public policy. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Demonstrate deep understanding of public policy and its key challenges and issues, in Australia and globally
  • Understand processes and challenges of agenda-setting, formulation, implementation, management and evaluation of public policy
  • Reflect critically on key theoretical debates in the field of public policy including its practical application across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts
  • Demonstrate understanding of methods for policy research and analysis and identify and apply them with appropriate tools to public policy issues
  • Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
64
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

96 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
64
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 082349C 

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46910 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46910 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    32840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32840 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.

Funding

  • ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
  • Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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