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Melbourne Handbook Course Requirements for 200 Point MPPM, January 2014

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University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Government (MSG)

Melbourne Handbook Course Requirements for 200 Point MPPM, January 2014

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Overview:

The Master of Public Policy and Management is the premier public policy program in Australia. For more than 30 years it has prepared students for leadership roles in Australia and internationally. It is designed for current public, private and community sector leaders and managers, as well as those wishing to begin a career in public policy and management. The program draws upon the expertise of academics engaged in researching public policy and of senior leaders from state and federal government and public service delivery organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Master of Public Policy and Management should:

  • Understand the dilemmas posed by the interdependence, diversity and dynamics of global, national and local institutions and actors and appreciate the potential and limits of public policy action;
  • Become familiar with the key theoretical and analytical perspectives and debates in public policy, governance and management;
  • Gain broad and deep knowledge of the institutions, actors, processes and practices of contemporary government and policy making;
  • Develop high level analytic skills to meet the demands of complex contemporary public policy making and an ability to locate the evidential and other resources needed to apply these skills;
  • Acquire a critical appreciation of the role of leadership (and followership) in policy making and public service delivery;
  • Develop advanced management skills appropriate to complex public service systems.
Structure & Available Subjects:

200 point program

Duration: 2 years full-time/up to 4 years part-time

The Master of Public Policy and Management 200 point program requires:

Coursework Option:

  • three compulsory subjects (75 points)
  • 25 points of core subjects (25 points)
  • elective subjects (100 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option:

  • three compulsory subjects (75 points)
  • 25 points of core subjects (25 points)
  • elective subject POLS40013 Social Sciences Research Seminar (12.5 points)
  • elective subject PPMN90002 Minor Thesis (37.5 points)
  • elective subjects (50 points)

Please note the following:

Permission is required from the Course Coordinator to take the Minor Thesis option prior to enrolment.

The Minor Thesis must be completed over two consecutive semesters.

Capstone Requirement:

All students are required to complete the Capstone Requirement for the program (at least 25 points). Students must complete one capstone option -

Capstone Stream 1: Executive Internship (PMN90039)

Purpose: An opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in policy making to solve problems that arise in professional contexts and develop an integrated understanding of research and practice

Capstone Stream 2: Public Management (PPMN90006)

Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills in public management to a practical management problem through a sustained piece of applied scholarship

Capstone Stream 3: Policy Design and Implementation (PPMN90007)

Purpose: An opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in policy design to a practical policy problem through a sustained piece of applied scholarship

Capstone Stream 4: Minor Thesis - Public /Social Policy (PPMN90002)

Purpose: An opportunity to integrate knowledge and research skills to address a research question; Pathway to the PhD

For policies that govern this degree, see Academic Services Policy in the University Melbourne Policy Framework. Students also should also refer to information in the Student Policy Directory.

Subject Options:

Compulsory Subjects

75 points

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
March, August
25
March, August
25

Core Subjects

25 points

Minor Thesis Subjects

Minor Thesis Option:

  • elective subject PPMN90002 Minor Thesis (37.5 points)
  • elective subject POLS40013 Social Sciences Research Seminar (12.5 points)

Please note the following:

Permission is required from the Course Coordinator to take the Minor Thesis option prior to enrolment.

The minor thesis must be completed over two consecutive semesters.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Elective Subjects

Coursework Option:

  • elective subjects (100 points)

or

Minor Thesis Option:

  • elective subjects (50 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
25
Links to further information: http://www.ssps.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Master of Public Policy and Management


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