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Public Policy
Master of Public Policy
Master of Public Policy

Master of Public Policy

  • ID:UWA610177
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
Estimated Total/program:
$106,140.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

  • (a) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; or (iii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) of no more than 5 years old with a score of at least 550; or (iv) at least five years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;

or

  • (b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
    • (i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and
    • (ii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or
    • (iii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and
    • (iv) successful completion of a ten week CELT course (with a grade of at least B+) (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least.5 with no band less than 5.0);

or

  • (c) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
    • (i) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and
    • (ii) successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 6 with no band less than 5.5); or
    • (iii) successful completion of the UWA Pre-Master's Program in Business with a weighted average mark of at least 60 percent; and
    • (iv) successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent; and
    • (v) successful completion of a ten week CELT course (with a grade of at least B+) (for applicants with an overall IELTS score of at least 5.5 with no band less than 5.0).

English requirements

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
    • Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language
  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
    • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
    • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
    • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
    • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
    • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
    • 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading
  • IELTS (Academic)
    • 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • C pass
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • B grade
  • CELT Bridging Course
    • Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
    • Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
    • The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law: overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.
  • Education: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Dentistry: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Business: overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

With seminars led by scholars, the course is complemented with guest lectures from leading practitioners, and case studies that provide students with multiple opportunities to apply what they have learned to effectively address public, social, and economic issues.

Students may choose to complete specialisations in Economics or Public Administration and Governance, or both.

In the Economics specialisation, students will study the role of markets and government in the economy and methods of economic evaluation. This is an applied economics program, focusing on a wide range of areas, including finance, taxation, health, housing, education, transport, utilities, trade, development and the environment. Taking a global perspective, this specialisation mixes theory and practice to develop the competencies of professionals working in increasingly complex public, corporate, or not-for-profit organisations either in Australia or internationally.

The Public Administration and Governance specialisation prepares students to become future leaders of government organisations and non-profit organisations. It is also designed for students who are keen to pursue a managerial career in private businesses working with government. It equips students with a strong academic foundation to their work, and the analytical and problem-solving skills to meet new challenges in public policy-making and governance in our rapidly changing world. It consists of two pathways: coursework only; and coursework and dissertation..

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