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Master of Public Policy: Social Research Methods Specialisation

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Shape the development of evidence-based public policy with robust social science research that delivers ‘what works’.

  • Degree specialisation designed to equip professionals and PhD candidates with the methodological skills to execute sound social research
  • Understand how to formulate valid and credible research questions
  • Identify, interpret and present social research results for a range of audiences

If you want to activate a social research career in either the public or private sectors, or build a solid foundation for starting your PhD, then this specialisation is for you. With a strong understanding of social research methods and techniques, you will help inform and improve the policymaking process.

Social science research investigates how people act and interact. Your advanced ability to develop theoretically-driven social research questions and choose appropriate research designs will ultimately provide policymakers with critically-evaluated evidence on ‘what works’ to influence human behaviour.

You will learn how to identify, interpret and present research results in ways that are compelling to different audiences – in academia, government and industry. When you graduate, you will be equipped with industry-leading skills in multivariate analysis techniques and the assumptions that underlie them.

Related disciplines

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

In 2024, all graduate courses offered by the Crawford School will be available for either in-person or online study. All students are expected to attend live sessions at particular times each week for their courses. Crawford online courses are not ‘study at your own pace’. International students studying on an Australian student visa should enrol in in-person courses.

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

To find out more, contact us at crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au today.

Degree structure

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Further information

Program Coordinator

+61 2 6125 5536

Convenor

+61 2 6125 5536

This Master of Public Policy Specialisation requires the completion of 24 units in the specific area.

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

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