Public Policy

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of Public Policy
Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

Candidates for the Master of Public Policy must complete 48 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study and at least 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy must complete 36 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study and at least 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy must complete 24 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study and at least 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Core Unit of Study
Available in semesters 1 and 2
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics


Core Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
GOVT6150 Comparative Democratic Politics
GOVT6301 Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
GOVT6311 Issues in Public Policy
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics
GOVT6331 Public Management and Governance

Semester 2
GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society
GOVT6313 Leadership in Theory and Practice
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics
GOVT6319 Governance and Public Policy Making
GOVT6331 Public Management and Governance
GOVT6357 International Policy Making
GOVT6358 Comparative Migration Policy

Elective Units of study
Semester 1
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
CISS6002 Stategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
CISS6016 Chinese Foreign Security and Policy
GCST6901 Cultural Policy
GOVT6108 Democracy and Development in SE Asia
GOVT6111 Chinese Politics
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
GOVT6135 Global Environmental Politics
GOVT6139 Research Design
GOVT6223 Topics in Environmental Politics
GOVT6340 Dissertation Part 1
GOVT6341 Dissertation Part 2

[[b||Semester 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
CHSC6909 Government and Public Services in China
CISS6004 Health and Security
CISS6006 Statebuilding and ‘Fragile States’
CISS6008 Population and Security
CISS6011 Special Topic in International Security
CISS6015 Alliances and Coalition Warfare
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
GOVT6319 Governance and Public Policy Making
GOVT6340 Dissertation Part 1
GOVT6341 Dissertation Part 2

Units offered in intensive mode or at Summer School
CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security (Dec)
CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control & Non-Proliferation (Mar)
GOVT6116 International Organisations (Aug)


Information for 2013


Master of Public Policy
Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

Candidates for the Master of Public Policy must complete 48 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study and at least 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy must complete 36 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study and at least 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy must complete 24 credit points, including 6 credit points of core units of study and at least 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Core Units of Study
Semester 2
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics

Core Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society

Semester 2
GOVT6301 Public Sector Ethics and Corruption

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
GOVT6111 Chinese Politics
GOVT6108 Democracy and Development in SE Asia
GOVT6116 International Organisations
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6139 Research Design
GOVT6319 Governance and Public Policy Making
GOVT6331 Public Management and Governance
GOVT6340 Dissertation Part 1
GOVT6341 Dissertation Part 2
CISS6002 Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
CISS6004 Disease and Security
CISS6008 Population and Security
CISS6016 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Semester 2
GOVT6119 International Security
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
GOVT6223 Topics in Environmental Politics
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
GOVT6311 Issues in Public Policy
GOVT6313 Leadership in Theory and Practice
GOVT6336 Media Politics
GOVT6340 Dissertation Part 1
GOVT6341 Dissertation Part 2
CISS6001 New Security Challenges
CISS6006 Statebuilding and Fragile States
CISS6011 Special Topics in International Security
CISS6012 Civil-Military Relations
CISS6015 Alliances and Coalition Warfare
CISS6018 Nuclear Arms Control and Non Proliferation
CHSC6909 Government and Public Services in China
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates

Units available in Summer or Winter School
GOVT6314 Terrorism and International Security
CISS6014 Human Security

Units available in intensive mode
CISS6013 Middle-East Conflict and Security

Candidates may also choose one unit from the following;
Semester 1
HRTD6906 The Philosophy of Human Rights
USSC6906 US Constitution

Semester 2
USSC6903 US Foreign Policy and National Security Policy
USSC6905 US Economic Policy and Regulation

Exchange Units of Study
Available to Master of Public Policy students only. Departmental permission is required before enrolling in these units.

GOVT6400 Government Exchange
GOVT6401 Government Exchange
GOVT6402 Government Exchange
GOVT6403 Government Exchange