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Develop your understanding of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation with the Master of Politics and Public Policy. This masters degree will give you a comprehensive understanding of current debates in public policy, including. Read more

Overview

Develop your understanding of policy formulation, implementation and evaluation with the Master of Politics and Public Policy.

This masters degree will give you a comprehensive understanding of current debates in public policy, including:
- evidence-based policy
- accountability
- federal-state relations
- globalisation
- policy transfer
- political parties
- citizen engagement

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-politics-and-public-policy

Key benefits

- Looks at issues from an Australian perspective and within the context of political science
- Emphasises the politics surrounding public policy, the changing landscape of policy making and Australian public policy
- Current students and graduates include members of parliament, ministerial policy advisers and media advisers

Suitable for

Whether you’re in the private sector but work with government departments, or want to develop a career in public, voluntary or political work – the Master of Politics and Public Policy will further your career.

Our students come from a wide range of countries and professional backgrounds, from public health, Indigenous affairs, education, immigration and taxation to crime control, environmental protection, resource management, community services and human rights.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant field;
Over 3 years relevant work experience.

- 1 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant field and
over 5 years relevant full time work experience;
Honours, PG diploma, or Masters in a relevant discipline and over 3 years relevant work experience.

- Relevant disciplines
Political Science and Policy Studies; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Studies in Human Society; Social Work; Welfare Studies; Behavioural Science; Law; Linguistics; Literature; Language and Literature; Philosophy and Religious Studies; Economics; Criminology; Society and Culture; Communication and Media Studies; International Business

- Relevant areas
In policy-related employment or volunteer work including advisory, advocacy, consultancy, representation, analysis, research, management in public service, community, government relations, political and social, international or professional bodies, organisations, institutes or associations.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Current students and graduates include members of parliament, ministerial policy advisers, media advisers, public servants, consultants, parliamentary and electorate office staff, lobbyists, journalists, researchers, lawyers and community organisation workers.

- Employers
Graduates have been successful finding employment within the Commonwealth, State and Local governments in areas such as:
- public health
- Indigenous affairs
- education
- immigration
- taxation
- crime control
- environmental protection
- resource management
- community services
- human rights.

In the private sector, our graduates have found success in:
- finance
- health
- publishing
- insurance
- media
- public relations
- law

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-politics-and-public-policy

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Learn how to conduct social research and analyse social and human services policy with the Master of Policy and Applied Social Research. Read more

Overview

Learn how to conduct social research and analyse social and human services policy with the Master of Policy and Applied Social Research.

This masters degree will train you in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies including:
- analysing statistical data
- running focus groups
- conducting surveys
- analysing survey data

It also offers a diverse range of discipline areas to choose from, such as:
- human services and care
- crime and social policy
- work and employment
- economics for social policy makers

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-policy-and-applied-social-research

Key benefits

- Offers an interdisciplinary focus, so you can study diverse disciplines including politics, human geography and anthropology
- This degree’s combination of policy analysis and applied social research is unique in Australia
- Equips you with skills that are widely sought after in government, non-government and private sectors
- A flexible degree structure allows you to develop study plans tailored to your personal interests
- Option for a professional internship in social research

Suitable for

Whether you’re working in service delivery programs and want to move into a policy role, are returning to the workforce or looking to change careers by moving into policy and social research – this degree will give you the research and analytical skills you need.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Some of the options open to graduates of this degree include: social research; policy analysis and planning; careers in social and community services; human services; climate change and development; public opinion and market research; teaching in the field of social science; activism and advocacy. These may be within community-based organisations, trade unions, local government, marketing and social research organisations, private consultancies or government policy agencies.

- Employers
Our postgraduate program equips graduates with policy and social research skills that are widely sought after in the government, non-government and private sectors.

Past graduates now work in:
- policy roles in local, state and federal public sectors
- non-government agencies in policy and advocacy roles
- trade unions
- social research and marketing companies
- research positions within academic and other research bodies

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-policy-and-applied-social-research

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Professionals in the field of public policy operate in a rapidly changing policy environment, with growing public scrutiny, shrinking resources, and new trans-boundary challenges. Read more
Professionals in the field of public policy operate in a rapidly changing policy environment, with growing public scrutiny, shrinking resources, and new trans-boundary challenges. The Master of Public Policy provides a critical and multidisciplinary perspective on the global, national and local levels of these changes. It is designed for those working or seeking to work in government and the public sector, and for those working in non-governmental or private sector bodies who seek a better understanding of the role of government in public policy making. It explores the opportunities and constraints stemming from political, social, economic, civil and technological factors at both the national and global levels.

Major areas of interest include migration, corruption, crisis management, governance and the environment. You will also have an opportunity to take additional classes from across the department’s offerings in international relations, comparative politics and Australian politics. Many of the units include practical forms of assessment that draw together theoretical insights from public policy scholarship, with empirical examples from the political world.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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This is a unique Australian program which promotes comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal, governance and policy issues in context, providing a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of these areas. Read more

Overview

This is a unique Australian program which promotes comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal, governance and policy issues in context, providing a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of these areas. It is an academic program for domestic and international law and non-law graduates seeking to extend their knowledge of international law, human rights, and governance and policy in both, public and private domains. Units available for study within the program will enable you to achieve a global and holistic understanding of international law, governance and policy.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-international-law%2c-governance-and-public-policy

Key benefits

- Learn about the broader context within which law reform and policy are developed, implemented and evaluated at domestic and international levels.
- Develop an understanding of the contemporary challenges to promoting objectives in social justice, human rights, corporate responsibility, effective governance, democracy, the rule of law and sustainable development in a global setting.
- Opportunity to undertake independent research and engage in self-directed learning so you can develop new and creative solutions to legal, governance and policy challenges.

Suitable for

Government officials, policy makers, and lawyers and non-lawyers working in domestic or international, private or public institutions who wish to obtain in-depth expertise in international law, governance, and policy. People who wish to pursue further postgraduate legal education (for example, by way of a doctoral program).

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Career Opportunities
- advocate and corporate social responsibility manager
- corporate governance officer
- foreign affairs adviser
- government and public sector consultant
- international development consultant
- media and communication specialist
- policy developer
- researcher

Employers
- advisory bodies
- government departments
- legal firms
- multinational organisations
- NGOs
- regulators

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-international-law%2c-governance-and-public-policy

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Prepare for a career in public service, international development or corporate international relations with the Master of International Public Diplomacy. Read more

Overview

Prepare for a career in public service, international development or corporate international relations with the Master of International Public Diplomacy.

Launched in 2014, this innovative degree is the first of its kind offered in Australia.

The Master of International Public Diplomacy offers a multidisciplinary focus, helping you gain an in-depth understanding of:
- strategy and policy development
- public diplomacy practice
- international law and security
- inter-cultural communications
- international relations

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-international-public-diplomacy

Key benefits

- Network and learn from serving and retired diplomats through workshops
- Option to do an internship in your chosen field
- Students can do independent research projects in the context of international public diplomacy
- Recognition of previous learning

Suitable for

Interested in public diplomacy and international relations? The Master of International Public Diplomacy will give you the multidisciplinary grounding you need.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant area;
Work experience in a relevant area at a senior level.

- 1 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience in a relevant area at a senior level;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and Honours or Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline;
Honours or Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline and work experience in a relevant area at senior level;
Work experience in a relevant area at a senior level.

- Relevant disciplines
Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Diplomacy, Media and Communication, Modern History, International Relations, Politics, International Studies, Law, Psychology, Security Studies, Sociology, Linguistics.

- Relevant areas
International Communication, international law, international security, international relations, foreign ministry, state organisation, media industry, non-government sector, parliamentary politics, legal sector or corporate sector.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Graduates of this degree can go on to successful careers as public diplomats, corporate international relations specialists, international development consultants, international image analysts, strategists and advisers.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-international-public-diplomacy

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This double degree enables students to learn the essentials of businesses functions in the increasingly globalised world. Read more

Overview

This double degree enables students to learn the essentials of businesses functions in the increasingly globalised world. It also develops an understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system to help students develop important international relations skills. The delivery is highly flexible, with many units of study available both as face-to-face lectures or seminars, and fully online offerings.

The double degree provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills in core business disciplines with an international focus. It provides graduates with the capabilities to become effective global professionals. The research project component of the degree can help prepare students for higher level tertiary study.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-international-business-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-relations

Key benefits

- Breadth and international focus: students develop a solid grounding in international business studies through core study in accounting, economics, finance and marketing; and international relations with focus on politics and law.
- Flexibility: students also study elective units chosen from a range of business and international relations disciplines and have the option to choose evening classes to help balance work requirements
- Develop an understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system
- Access to leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation, and global political economy
- Coaching in academic and essay-writing skills is provided within the program
- Students can further develop their career opportunities and gain credit towards the degree by completing the International Internship Program
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

Suitable for

Suitable for graduates wanting to extend their business skills in the complementary area of international relations.

Work experience requirements

No work experience required

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
Graduates of the MIB & MIR double degree may find careers in multinational companies, government agencies or global institutions.

Employers
- Westpac Banking Corporation
- Village Roadshow Limited
- PowerTel Limited
- Red Rock Consulting Pty Limited
- Samson Oil and Gas Limited
- SEEK Limited
- Berkeley Resources Limited
- Diversa Limited
- AAPT Limited
- APN News & Media Limited

Average starting salary
According to the Graduate Careers Australia, the median starting salary for masters coursework graduates in business studies is $90,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-international-business-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-relations

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The Master of Development Studies sheds light on the challenges in achieving sustainable economic development on a local, national and global scale. Read more
The Master of Development Studies sheds light on the challenges in achieving sustainable economic development on a local, national and global scale. Bringing together critical theories from across the social sciences, this expansive cross-disciplinary program allows you to specialise in topics such as international relations, political economy, human rights, peace and conflict studies, anthropology, linguistics, public health, human geography, economics and sociology.

With a grounding in such wide‑ranging areas of study, you will leave this program with a comprehensive awareness of the development industry and its real-world applications in poverty reduction, project design and international organisations.

As a Master of Development Studies candidate, you can take advantage of the region’s greatest concentration of esteemed and active researchers in the developing world, while building on the insights from a diverse international student body.

The program provides hands-on experience in Development Studies as you train to become an effective administrator and planner. Our program offers exciting opportunities to put your development knowledge into practice, including chances to participate in a research project on a community- based organisation in Sydney, internship electives at local or international non-government organisations and a field trip to Indonesia.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) is a unique degree that is partially funded by the European Union. The University of Sydney is part of a network of universities across the world that offer it – the most advanced human rights education programs at postgraduate level. Read more
The Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) is a unique degree that is partially funded by the European Union. The University of Sydney is part of a network of universities across the world that offer it – the most advanced human rights education programs at postgraduate level.

The course is taught across five universities and provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and skills in this field.

It offers students from across the Asia Pacific region and the world the opportunity to study the legal, sociological, philosophical and political contexts that underpin and drive human rights and democratisation challenges globally. The program combines rigorous academic knowledge, skills training and on-the-ground insights into what it means to be a human rights advocate from government, NGO, and private sector perspectives. Coursework is supplemented by field trips and workshops on a variety of human rights-related topics.

You will begin the course at the University of Sydney and spend the regional semester at one of four partner universities: Ateneo de Manila Law School (Philippines), Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal) and the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka). In the regional semester, you can choose to complete either a dissertation or an internship.

You will also have an opportunity to use our strong industry links in countries across the Asia Pacific for internship and job opportunities. Past internships have included organisations that work with migrants, children, women, refugees, sex workers, political prisoners, human rights defenders and legal aid advocates.

With a diverse student body that comes from all over the world, the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) has a truly international feel that is impossible to replicate. There are at least 20 scholarships offered to students from the Asia Pacific region.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of International Studies is designed to equip students with analytical and critical skills for understanding contemporary international politics, and will prepare you for entry into a wide range of professions in international affairs. Read more
The Master of International Studies is designed to equip students with analytical and critical skills for understanding contemporary international politics, and will prepare you for entry into a wide range of professions in international affairs.

The course responds to contemporary developments that affect the governance of societies across the globe, from terrorism to public sector reform. It covers a wide variety of areas that include the study of globalisation, development, democracies, processes of state formation, international organisations, theories of International Relations (IR), international political economy, international security, global environmental politics, Asia Pacific and Northeast Asian Politics.

You will be exposed to a wide variety of topics that bring you an in-depth understanding of the forces and institutions that shape the relations between states and the governance of societies across the globe. Undertaking a Master of International Studies at the University of Sydney will give you access to world-class experts in a broad politics and international relations field.

Some of the dynamic areas that you can focus on include the study of globalisation, international political economy, international security, human rights, global environmental politics, Asia Pacific and northeast Asian politics, and international relations theory.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of International Security is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to understanding both traditional and emerging security challenges. Read more
The Master of International Security is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to understanding both traditional and emerging security challenges. It draws on a wide range of disciplinary fields including defence, international relations, strategic studies, political science, economics, environmental studies, law, business, public health, biology and demography.

The course provides a solid grounding in the foundational concepts and methods in the study of international security. You will also engage with a wide range of complex and frequently interconnected issues. They range from the causes and consequences of war between states to ethnic, religious and ideological conflicts, threats to human security and the stability of states from environmental degradation, infectious diseases, climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the activities of non‑state actors. You will have the opportunity to take classes from across the department’s offerings in international relations, public policy, and Australian politics.

The Master of International Security has a research-driven teaching approach. It adds a practical focus by encouraging you to apply theories to real-world situations and current policy debates. Our staff are actively engaged with the policy community and regularly undertake field research within the region and elsewhere internationally.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies will give you a critical understanding of the causes of conflict and violence, and the means of attaining peace, justice and human rights on a local and global scale. Read more
The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies will give you a critical understanding of the causes of conflict and violence, and the means of attaining peace, justice and human rights on a local and global scale. Informed by the latest research, this program focuses on developing the theoretical understanding and practical skills that can be applied to the increasingly diverse field of peace and conflict studies.

The course includes at least three core units of study, at least three core electives, and a capstone experience which can take the form of a dissertation, internship or advocacy project. As well as gaining a core body of knowledge in the field, you will also be able to choose electives from a range of disciplines including development studies, human rights, political economy, international relations, security studies, area studies or social science policy, theory and methods.

The program provides the opportunity to study with expert commentators and practitioners in nonviolence, community mediation, human rights, the United Nations, faith-based peacebuilding, and the psychology of peace.

Many units of study are offered in the evening or in intensive teaching mode, making it easier for students in Sydney to complete the course while working full time. A number of units are also taught online each semester. Students who live and work in other countries or states of Australia are able to complete the course via a combination of distance learning and intensive face‑to‑face teaching in Sydney.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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Political Economists study the economy as social scientists. The Master of Political Economy looks at economic questions in their social and political context and from different perspectives. Read more
Political Economists study the economy as social scientists. The Master of Political Economy looks at economic questions in their social and political context and from different perspectives. It develops a deeper understanding of issues of power and inequality, the forces of globalisation and their impacts on national economic policy settings, to trade-offs between the free market and broader social concerns.

Taught by the largest group of political economists at any Australian university, and as the only course of its kind nationally, the Master of Political Economy provides unparalleled knowledge of the important trends underlying the global economy and its transformation.

This unique course complements a broad range of training and experience, preparing graduates with the necessary skills for careers across the business, journalism, social, community and public sectors.

The Department of Political Economy is recognised as a leading centre for economic analysis and research, and the Master of Political Economy attracts a diverse spectrum of social scientists seeking a deeper knowledge of economic issues and perspectives. This program is also suitable for those holding existing qualifications in economics, business or finance wanting to understand the social context and alternative perspectives on economic processes.

You’ll acquire a multifaceted understanding drawn from pluralist and at times conflicting perspectives. Core units on research methods of political economy are matched with the opportunity to specialise in particular issues, including trade regulation, finance and economic change, migration, human rights and development.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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Do you want to have more impact on policy? Are you keen to increase your knowledge of current policy debates, or learn how policy processes work and how to conduct policy research? Perhaps you're hoping to move into a policy position or expand your policy role?. Read more
Do you want to have more impact on policy? Are you keen to increase your knowledge of current policy debates, or learn how policy processes work and how to conduct policy research? Perhaps you're hoping to move into a policy position or expand your policy role?
The Master of Policy Studies aims to generate tangible change in educational and social services. Academic teaching staff are experts in the fields of education and social services and have been actively involved in policy processes in their area. You can choose from a range of units of study that will allow you to examine social policy frameworks and processes in a global context; consider theories of organisational management and administration; and learn about the ways in which organisations operate as learning committees and manage responses to cultural change. The course is distinctive in its attention to international policy trends, and is undertaken through international comparative analyses of policy debates and changes relating to human service organisations.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) is designed to provide an understanding of the relationship between law and the analysis and implementation of public policy. Read more
The Master of Administrative Law and Policy (MALP) is designed to provide an understanding of the relationship between law and the analysis and implementation of public policy.

While MALP as a course is located within the Sydney Law School, candidates can undertake units in Law as well in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Department of Government and International Relations) and the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

The values inherent in administrative law and those of public administration are examined together with the practical aspects of the application of the law. An invaluable feature of the MALP involves the opportunity for government lawyers and policy analysts to learn together within the disciplines of law, government and social policy. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the role of government and the rationale for intervention in a range of policy areas.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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The Master of Global Law is a highly flexible course with an abundance of unit of study options that allows you to specialise in areas of study such as comparative and foreign law, domestic law, or international law. Read more
The Master of Global Law is a highly flexible course with an abundance of unit of study options that allows you to specialise in areas of study such as comparative and foreign law, domestic law, or international law.

Whilst allowing you to specialise in your preferred area of study, you will also become familiar with forms of regulation and the substantive laws of different legal systems, as well as preparing for legal and business careers that are transnational and extend beyond Australia's borders.

This course is targeted at applicants from a legal, business and/or relevant professional background.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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