University of New South Wales, Australia

Master Policy Studies - Máster en Estudios Políticos

University of New South Wales, Australia
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en New South Wales
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    Información no disponible
  • Lugar:
    UNSW Australia International Centre, East Wing, Red Centre Building
    New South Wales 2052
  • Duración:
    1 Año
  • Idioma:
    El Master se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    Master Policy Studies


The graduate program in Policy Studies applies a social science perspective to questions of policy and policy management. Students acquire a solid grounding in policy analysis and the policy process, specialise in a field of applied policy studies, and then complete a Policy Project.

The Master of Policy Studies (program 8248, stream code SLSPBS8248) is a coursework degree that takes two Semesters full-time or four Semesters part-time to complete. There are four compulsory and four elective courses in the program.

Students who are interested in the program and feel that they may not have the necessary work experience should contact the Program Coordinator to discuss their case.


Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.

* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.


The program prepares students for work which requires analytical skills and a practical appreciation of the processes of policy-making and implementation. The program is oriented to the practice of policy, and students are required to have relevant work experience. This may be in the public sector, unions, business organisations or community bodies.


Core Courses
SRAP5001 Policy Analysis (6 UOC)
SRAP5002 Info. & Research for Policy (6 UOC)
SRAP5004 Policy Regulation & Governance (6 UOC)
SRAP5092 Policy Project (6 UOC)
Students select courses to the value of 24 units of credit to complete the elective component of the program. Not all elective courses will be offered each year; the School tries to match its offerings to student preferences.

The Convenor of the Policy Studies Program can approve different combinations of other electives to meet the needs of individual students.

Students must consult the Convenor prior to enrolling in courses that are less than 6 units of credit outside UNSW Arts and Social Sciences as they may be required to undertake additional units of credit that set additional work to complete the requirements of their program.
Suggested Elective Streams
Policy Management and Program Evaluation
EDST5436 Evaluation of Educ Prog (6 UOC)
SOCW7855 Program Design and Evaluation (6 UOC)
SRAP5017 Policy and Advocacy (6 UOC)
SRAP5018 Power, politics and policy (6 UOC)
SRAP5101 Research Methods (6 UOC)
SRAP5102 Project Design (6 UOC)
SRAP5103 Research Report* (6 UOC)
SRAP5104 Research Project* (6 UOC)
SRAP5105 Research Thesis* (6 UOC)
*Subject to approval from the Program Convenor
International Development Policy
COMD5001 Internat. Development Policy (6 UOC)
COMD5004 Climate Change & Development (6 UOC)
SOCW7851 Community Development (6 UOC)
SOCW7852 Politics of International Aid (6 UOC)
SOCW7858 ISD Project (6 UOC)
International Relations Policy
POLS5120 Global Politics (6 UOC)
POLS5121 International Organisations (6 UOC)
POLS5122 Intern. Political Economy (6 UOC)
Social and Public Policy
BENV7715 Social Planning (6 UOC)
PHCM9381 Policy Studies (6 UOC)
Environmental Policy
BENV7721 Planning and Land Policy (6 UOC)
HPSC5500 Soc Env Policy (6 UOC)

ARTS5503 Academic Writing (6 UOC)
This course can be taken as an additional course for students wishing to develop their academic writing skills. It will not count towards the program requirements. Click here for further details about the course.

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