Policy Studies

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Policy Studies

Candidates for the Master of Policy Studies must complete 48 credit points, including a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study, a minimum of 24 credit points of elective units of study; including a minimum of 12 credit point of elective units of study from Policy Studies and a maximum pf 12 credit points of elective units of study from other faculties and a maximum of 12 credit points of capstone units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Policy Studies must complete 36 credit points, including a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study, and a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study; including a minimum of 18 credit points of elective units of study from Policy Studies and a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units of study from other faculties.
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Policy Studies must complete 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study from Policy Studies.

Core Units

EDPA6018
Social Policy Process
6      Semester 2
SCWK6948
Social Policy Frameworks
6      Semester 1
SCWK6949
Global Social Policy
6      Semester 2

Elective Units

SCWK6048
Social Work for Environmental Change

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6      Semester 1
SCWK6902
Social Research
6      Semester 1a
Semester 2
SCWK6910
Working with Communities
6      Semester 2
SCWK6917
Practice Development
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SCWK6918
Critical Leadership and Society
6      Semester 2
SCWK6943
Practice Theory Development
6      Semester 2
EDPB5016
Global Poverty, Social Policy and Ed
6      Semester 2
EDPK5003
Developing a Research Project
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Capstone units

EDPZ6724
Dissertation Part 1
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPZ6725
Dissertation Part 2
6    P EDPZ6724

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPZ6720
Dissertation
12   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
EDPZ6730
Special Project 1
6    P 24 credit points of units
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCWK6908
Authorised Independent Study and Report
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units from other faculties

Master of Policy Studies students may select up to two units of study from the following selected units of policy orientated study. Students in the Graduate Diploma in Policy Studies may select up to one unit of study from this list.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
SCLG6903
New Debates in Social Theory
6      Semester 2
SCLG6916
Indigenous Rights - Global Issues
6      Semester 2
School of Law
LAWS6257
Public Policy
6    N LAWS6139 or LAWS6042 or LAWS6113 or LAWS6984


Core unit for MALP students. Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/our-people.html. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/cpd/
Intensive September
Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2