Master of Public Policy

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
Contact the university / college
Intakes
July Mar
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 6,134
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 22,130

About this course

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) gives students a solid foundation in the core principles, concepts and methods of public policy research and analysis. Students will also develop their skills in solving public policy problems, as they connect theory with practice by studying the nature of policy, policy design and the policy process, and engage in policy analysis and development. Additionally, an internship course is available for students who wish to have hands-on experience in policy.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in a relevant discipline, and a first year statistics course (Taught 120 points)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in a relevant discipline, a first year statistics course and two of the following three courses: POLICY 701, POLICY 702, POLITICS 757 or POLITICS 769 (Research 120 points)
  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline, and a first year statistics course (Taught 180 points)

Another tertiary institution

Completed one of the following with a GPE of 5.0 from a recognised university (or similar institution):

  • One-year postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline and an introductory statistics course (Taught 120 points)
  • One-year postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline, an introductory statistics course and two of the following courses: policy analysis, economics of policy, comparative public policy or advanced research skills (Research 120 points)
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and an introductory statistics course (Taught 180 points)

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%):60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 15.0-15.5
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.9
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 82-87%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0

Curriculum

The MPP is available as either a taught or research masters, with 180-point or 120-point options, depending on your entry qualification and whether you would like to write a thesis.

Taught (180 point)

  • Enter from an undergraduate qualification
  • Three semesters full-time or up to twelve semesters part-time
  • Four core courses in policy analysis, economics of policy, comparative public policy and advanced research skills (60 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points)
  • Elective courses (75 points)

Research (180 point)

  • Enter from an undergraduate qualification
  • Three semesters full-time or up to six semesters part-time
  • Five core courses in policy analysis, economics of policy, research design, comparative public policy and advanced research skills (75 points)
  • Thesis (90 points)
  • Elective course (15 points)

Research (120 point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • One year full-time or up to two years part-time
  • Two core courses in policy analysis, economics of policy, research design, comparative public policy or advanced research skills (30 points)
  • Thesis (90 points)

Taught (120 point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • One year full-time or up to four years part-time
  • Four core courses in policy analysis, economics of policy, research design, and comparative public policy (60 points)
  • Either a 15-point course in advanced research skills and a 30-point dissertation, or a 45-point dissertation (45 points)
  • Elective course (15 points)

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