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Making Public Policy in a Globalised World

Postgraduate | MAQ-SOCX8080 | 2024

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14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Making Public Policy in a Globalised World

About this subject

  • On successful completion, you will be able to:

    1. Identify and critically analyse current theories of governance and apply them to several political systems around the world.
    2. Identify, critically analyse and discuss the major debates and controversies involved in issues such as populism, immigration, austerity, democratization.
    3. Engage in independent research showing the ability to build on international scholarship and international examples to address a public policy problem.
    4. Show competent knowledge of the theoretical literature as well as of the empirical cases covered in the readings.
    5. Evaluate the quality, validity and reliability of research relating to a specific policy problem.
    6. Communicate research findings and views accurately and effectively using a variety of techniques (written, spoken, visual).

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSP-MAS-2024 - Master of Public and Social Policy


  • MAQ-CYB-MAS-2024 - Master of Cyber Security Analysis
  • MAQ-MCT-MAS-2024 - Master of Counter Terrorism
  • MAQ-CRM-MAS-2024 - Master of Criminology
  • MAQ-SEC-MAS-2024 - Master of Security and Strategic Studies
  • MAQ-INT-MAS-2024 - Master of Intelligence


Admission to MPSP or MPASR or GradCertPASR or GradDipPASR (OUA)
NCCW (2020 and onwards) SOCI8080 Making Public Policy in a Globalised World

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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.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.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Public and Social Policy

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Master of Cyber Security Analysis

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Master of Counter Terrorism

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Master of Criminology

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Master of Intelligence

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