Postgraduate study in Public Policy

What can you study in Public Policy?

The Master of Public Policy provides a foundation in the core principles, concepts and methods of public policy research and analysis, and develops the skills to solve public policy problems.

You can develop:

  • Knowledge of political and policy processes
  • Acquaintance with issues in governance
  • Experience with tools for policy analysis and evaluation
  • The ability to apply economic and statistical analysis in policy development
  • Research and project management skills
  • Communication and team-work skills

Structuring your specialisation in Public Policy

Master of Public Policy

Consult the MPP schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2024 MPP schedule


Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Public Policy:

Postgraduate courses

Statement of research intent

If you are applying for a research version of the MPP, you also need to submit a statement of research intent outlining your plans for your thesis.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses at Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Public Policy, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.

Watch our Postgraduate Adviser’s video.