Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

Duration: 1 semester full time, 1 year part time
Minimum: 24 units

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy comprises four courses taken at master degree level. This Graduate Certificate is in effect half a Master of Public Policy, which comprises eight courses. This Graduate Certificate is designed for those professionally engaged in government and other policy-related organisations or activities who wish to study at master degree level to develop their skills in policy analysis. The Certificate provides students with a wide menu of choice of master degree courses selected from those eligible for the Master of Public Policy.

Students who are thinking of later proceeding on to the eight-course Master of Public Policy should consider the course-selection requirements appropriate to the various specialisations offered under the Master degree.

For further information about the program or admission requirements please contact the program director:

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Program Manager
Amy De Vries
T: +61 2 6125 5536

Program Director: Carsten Daugbjerg

Carsten Daugbjerg is a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy. He received his PhD in Political Science from the Aarhus University, Denmark. Previously he has held academic appointments at Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen. From 2009 to 2011 he was a visiting fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences, the ANU. His field of research is comparative public policy, specialising in agricultural policy reform, trade negotiations in the WTO, public and private food standards in global trade, government interest group relations and environmental policy.

He has published widely on these issues in leading international journals, has had four books published, including Ideas, Institutions and Trade: The WTO and the Curious Role of EU Farm Policy in Trade Liberalization (Oxford University Press, 2009), and has contributed with chapters to numerous edited books. A substantial part of this research applies an inter-disciplinary approach.

He is a former Major in the Danish Royal Life Guards Regiment and served actively as a reserve officer in the Danish Army for seventeen years in parallel to his academic career. Until taking up his post at the ANU in 2013 he was also a part-time farmer in Denmark, producing organic beef and wheat.

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