Master of Public Policy: Social Policy Specialisation


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Make a positive impact on the wellbeing of others using your high-level skills in social policy analysis and implementation.

  • Degree specialisation to prepare social policymakers for roles in government and non-government sectors
  • Advanced investigation and application of analytical skills
  • Understand the influences on and boundaries of social policymaking

If you want to be equipped to advise on social policymaking and implementation in government and NGO roles, this specialisation is for you. Multidisciplinary in nature, the program will provide you with a foundation for social policy analysis through your understanding of key theories, principles and approaches.

Contemporary social policymaking demands a participatory process. You will consider how to involve all stakeholders and manage competing influences on social policy development. Your exploration of social policy will include boundaries and challenges, such as the financing of welfare programs, inequality, and social justice.

Your learning will incorporate national and global perspectives and insightful case studies, giving you deep knowledge of key debates in the field of social policy when you graduate. With your highly developed analytical and research skills, you will be equipped to advise on social policy and manage program performance.

Related disciplines

  • Economics
  • Law
  • International Politics
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Sciences
  • Sociology

Commencing in 2021, all courses offered by the Crawford School of Public Policy will be available for either online or on campus study. Students will be able to choose the delivery mode that suits them best.

View the full degree program structure, admission requirements and academic information.

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