Master of Public Policy and Governance

Study Area

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study Level



The University of New South Wales



Course Detail



Intake Time

February, September

Standard Duration

2 years

About the Course

Policymaking plays a key role in the management and change of the economy and society. From policy conceptualisation, implementation and management to evaluation and research, there are few professional areas where you can impact society as much as when you are helping to shape public policy.The Master of Public Policy and Governance provides specialist studies in public policy and management, public administration and public governance of services at local, national and international levels. This degree applies a social science perspective to questions of policy and management in modern organisations. The courses are taught by policymakers or policy researchers who bring their real-life experience to the classroom, revealing the relationship between theory, research and everyday practice.


Average Score

at least 65%


7.0 overall (min 6.0 in each subtest)

Background Requirements


The University of New South Wales

Institute Ranking

#44 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #4 in Australia

Program Ranking

#4 in Australia for Social Policy & Administration, #41 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020