The Public Policy program at the Australian National University includes the Applied Policy Project, in which you will be engaged in an intensive student-led investigation of a policy issue or controversy relevant to your interests. You may also have the opportunity to attend the Australian National Internships Program.
Our program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you need to gather and analyse a range of economic, demographic and social data, to evaluate public policies and programs, and to participate in policy design, advocacy and communication.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- demonstrate understanding of differences in political systems and the contexts in which public policy operates;
- apply concepts and theories used in the study of public policy;
- apply a range of research methods to the investigation of public policy;
- gather, analyse, and interpret economic data, social data, and statistics related to Australian public policies; and
- communicate and debate both orally and in writing, and work with others, using a variety of media.
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.
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- Public policy development and implementation and Indigenous Australians
- Bureaucracy and Public Policy
- Data for Decision Making
- Social Policy: Principles and Practice
- The Australian Economy: Past and Present
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesPublic Policy View 22 other Masters in Public Policy in Australia
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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 who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application. A list of commonly observed international qualifications and corresponding admission requirements can be found here. Applicants must also meet any program specific requirements that are listed below.
International47124 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 47124 AUD per year during 36 months.
- All domestic undergraduate students, and some domestic postgraduate students, are Commonwealth supported.
Living costs for Canberra
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- 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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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