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