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Degree

Master of Public Policy (Taught)

master

Degree

Master of Public Policy (Taught)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    36,086 NZD

  • Application fee

    0 NZD

  • Years of study

    1 year

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

optional
Internship
Research

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 08-December-2021 08-December-2021

Overview

Master of Public Policy (Taught)

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 the university internship course for hands-on experience in policy.

Study this programme online

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 Master of Public Policy Online.

Programme structure

The MPP is available as either a taught or research masters, with 180-point (18 months full-time)  or 120-point (1 year full-time) options, depending on your entry qualification and whether you would like to write a thesis.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$52,490

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$36,086

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Taught 120 points:

You must have completed a one-year postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution). 

Four-year undergraduate degrees will be considered where the final year consists of postgraduate-level study. You will need a GPE of 5.0 (70%-74.9%).

Relevant disciplines include business, communication, criminology, economics, education, governance, law, media, organisational studies, political sciences public administration, public health, public management, public policy, public relations, sociology and social work.

Other pathways to study

If you do not meet the entry requirements, the following programmes are appropriate pathways:

  1. Graduate Diploma in Arts
  2. Certificate of Proficiency

Required documents

1_ Copy of birth certificate/passport
2_ Transcript
3_ Official programme completion certificate
4_ Mark sheets
5_ Relevant course outlines
6_ English language proficiency

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
English Language Academy pathway programmes

You can meet postgraduate English language requirements by successfully completing:
1_ The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
2_ The English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS).

Career Opportunities

  1. Division chief for policy formulation
  2. Executive director
  3. Independent policy and governance adviser
  4. Journalist
  5. Policy adviser
  6. Policy analyst
  7. Policy researcher
  8. Senior adviser - voter participation

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