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Evaluating Social Policy

Postgraduate | MAQ-SOCX8020 | 2024

Previously MAQ-SOCX818

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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024

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Evaluating Social Policy

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to

    1. demonstrate specialised knowledge of evaluation design and approaches
    2. create technical models of a social project, program or policy that visually presents its organising logic
    3. critically analyse evidence from evaluations of social policy and public policy
    4. research and apply evaluation tools and approaches to assess social and public policy
    5. communicate knowledge, skills and ideas about evaluation research to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-SOCX818 (Not currently available)


20 cps at the 8000 level or above; or Admission to MPSP or MPASR or GradCertPASR or GradDipPASR or MPlan
NCCW (pre-2020 units) SGYX818, SOC818, SOCX818
NCCW (2020 and onwards) SOCI8020 Evaluating Social Policy

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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