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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Politics and Policy

Explore our role as citizens in the Australian community, the nature of diverse ideologies, and the close relations between government, the private sector, and the community. The Master of Politics and Policy emphasizes a dual focus on politics and public policy and offers a wide range of core and elective units to appeal to the public sector, business, NGO, and community sector managers and leaders, and those wishing to acquire new skills.

Explore public policy analysis frameworks, the development and implementation of public policy under conditions of democratic governance, governance and accountability, skills building in evaluation, intergovernmental relations and accountability, and political communication.

You’ll undertake practical training focused on the relations between government, the private sector and community organizations, and between different levels of government.

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa Application outcome
35 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 Master of Politics and Policy is a professional development program for early or mid-career professionals or for those involved in or, seeking to become involved in, policy-making and management within the public, community, and business sectors, domestically and internationally. The program also offers a pathway to a Ph.D. through research training and a two-credit point research minor thesis.

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications. 

  • Bachelor honors (AQF8) degree in a related discipline or
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years of relevant work experience or
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.