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Master of Public Policy

  • Masters (Coursework)

The MPP develops your expertise in the core principles, concepts and methods of public policy research and analysis, and develops your skills in solving public policy problems.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Jul
Domestic Fees
$9,629 per year

About this course

The MPP develops your expertise in the core principles, concepts and methods of public policy research and analysis, and develops your skills in solving public policy problems. You can connect theory with practice by studying the nature of policy, policy design and the policy process, and engaging in policy analysis and development. You'll be able to follow your own interests through research and elective courses. You can apply to enrol in our internship course for hands-on experience in policy. The Master of Public Policy is also available through Auckland Online. This will allow you to complete the programme in two years part-time through a set of fully online courses. Learn about the .

Study locations

City

Online

Course structure

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 (75 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points)
  • Elective courses (60 points) OR 135 points from POLICY 740-744 and Dissertation (45 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 (90 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 comparitive public policy (75 points)
  • A 45 point dissertation

You should structure your study to take your core courses first, so that you have completed them before you start your dissertation. You can find the requirements for your study in the MPP Schedule, and take a look at our postgraduate courses in Public Policy.

Postgraduate pathway

Download the Arts postgraduate pathway (14KB, PDF)