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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Master of Public Policy

The MPP gives you a foundation 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 enroll in our internship course for hands-on experience in policy.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The MPP is a career-focused qualification that gives you the skills and knowledge you need for a career in public policy, local or national government, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector. It is popular with people already working in governments around the world who want to upskill and accelerate their careers and offers the flexibility to study part-time alongside your current job.

Jobs related to this program

  • Division chief for policy formulation
  • Executive director
  • Independent policy and governance adviser
  • Journalist
  • Policy adviser
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy researcher
  • Senior adviser - voter participation

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Normally this requires a completed bachelor honors degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university (or similar) overseas.
  • An undergraduate degree
  • GPE 5.0