Master of Public Policy: Contemporary Regulation Specialisation
Innovate policy to tackle contemporary issues in a complex world
Play a leading role in today’s contemporary public policy landscape and systems. You’ll build a solid foundation in regulation, compliance, and fairness, then deep dive into challenges including disruptive technology, global business, and climate.
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of the Master of Public Policy Specialisation study, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate deep knowledge and critical understanding of current debates and thinking in the field of regulation;
- Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex regulatory issues, informed by both theory and empirical knowledge from multiple perspectives;
- Reflect critically on contemporary regulatory landscapes, including institutional interests, key actors, and policy outcomes in contemporary societies;
- Identify and apply appropriate research methods to national, international and transnational regulatory challenges; and
- Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems and effectively communicate regulatory responses to external audiences
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At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
· Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 5/7; or
· Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
· Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7; or
· Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
· 48 units of courses in a postgraduate program with a GPA of 4/7; or
· Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.
Work and Life
· Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
· A minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applications must show English language proficiency by meeting ANU's English Language Requirements for admission to study this course.
Credit for previous study or work
Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units of credit.
Credit for relevant work experience may be considered and will be determined in accordance with the University’s Credit Policy and Procedure.
Regulation, compliance and fairness are vital components of any effective, equitable and accountable system of public policy. This is especially challenging in contemporary times. Governments are responding to complex social issues, such as climate change, digital transformation and geopolitics, while increasingly relying on markets and civil society organisations to develop and deliver public services.
The Master of Public Policy Specialisation in Contemporary Regulation introduces students to the theory and practice of regulation and governance, providing tools that can be used to understand governance problems and to develop adaptive and effective responses at a local, national and global level. The compulsory courses provide students with a solid foundation in the concepts, processes, institutions and practices of regulation and governance, while the elective courses allow them to apply those ideas to a range of domains, including disruptive technology, global business regulation, restorative justice, and climate and health policy.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) Specialisation: Contemporary Regulations requires that 24 of the MPP's 96 units must be from a list of courses in the specified area.
As a guide, subjects in this degree can include:
• The Policy and Practice of Regulation
• Regulation and Governance
• Corruption and Anti-corruption
• Regulating Disruptive Technologies
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) Specialisation: Contemporary Regulations requires 24 of the 96 units for MPP must be from a list of courses in the specified area.