The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Master of Public Policy - Public Administration and Governance

About Program

Are you interested in how governments can work to create a better future? A successful government must design and implement policies that will further the economic, social and legal interests of its citizens. You will be equipped with a multidisciplinary understanding of the role of government in economic activity, public administration and governance, and legal decision-making.
Those who study public policy are driven to serve the public interest, and graduates of this course will work in all levels of government, in the not-for-profit sector, in consulting firms and in international organisations. They can be social entrepreneurs, policy analysts, consultants to government or hold public office.
About the course
The course integrates theory and practice to enhance knowledge and practical skills that enables you to respond proactively and strategically to public, economic, and social needs. You may choose to complete any one of the three specialisations: Economics, Public Administration and Governance, or Law. You may also choose to complete a combination of two of these specialisations.
With seminars led by scholars, the course is complemented with guest lectures from leading practitioners, and case studies that provide students with multiple opportunities to apply what they have learned to effectively address public, social, economic and legal issues.
The Public Administration and Governance specialisation focuses on the governance aspects of public policy. It prepares students to become future leaders of national and international government organisations and non-profit organisations. It is designed to give students a solid academic foundation to enable them to formulate, implement, and evaluate public policies, and provide them with a wealth of knowledge to respond proactively and strategically to economic and social needs. Students will explore the political, economic and social forces that shape a wide range of contemporary public policy issues, such as climate change, inequality and poverty, and pandemics.
Career Pathways
The Master of Public Policy is designed to nurture current and future leaders of government, non-profit, and private sector organisations that are aimed at pursuing the public interest. Graduates may be employed in a wide variety of public areas, ranging from policy analysis, through to management of departments and agencies.

This course is particularly useful for people with a range of skills in other areas (such as science or engineering), as it will complement your skills in these areas, and enable you to progress through to senior levels of policy or management positions in the public sector.

Syarat Pendaftaran

  • English Language Proficiency
    • TOEFL : 54 (with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section 18 in the Reading section 20 in the Speaking section and 20 in the Listening section.)
    • IELTS : 7.5 (minimum of 7.5 in reading and writing and 7.0 in listening and speaking)
    • PTE Academic : 64 (with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections.)


Common documents
Academic Transcript
Degree Certificates
Required for final assessment of the Institution
English Proficiency Certificate

Jenjang Pendidikan

Master Degree (S2)


Public Administration and Services

Masa Studi

Full Time (1.5 years)

Biaya Pendidikan

AUD 53,333/tahun

Intake Batas pendaftaran
Jul -
Feb -
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The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a prestigious and internationally renowned university located in Perth, Western Australia. Established in 1911, UWA is consistently ranked among the top universities in Australia and is known for its academic excellence and research contributions.

UWA offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines, including arts, business, engineering, health sciences, law, and sciences. The university's commitment to providing a comprehensive education is reflected in its diverse course offerings and innovative teaching methods.

At UWA, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. The university's distinguished faculty comprises accomplished researchers, scholars, and industry professionals who are dedicated to imparting knowledge and shaping the next generation of leaders.

UWA's research endeavors span across multiple fields, addressing global challenges and making significant contributions to society. The university has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, promoting partnerships with industry, government, and other academic institutions to drive meaningful innovation and impact.

Beyond academics, UWA provides a vibrant campus life, offering a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and societies. Students have the opportunity to engage in sports, cultural events, community service, and leadership development, fostering personal growth and a sense of belonging.

With its stunning campus situated on the banks of the Swan River and its proximity to beautiful beaches, UWA provides a picturesque setting for students to thrive academically, socially, and personally. The university's commitment to excellence, research, and community engagement makes it a sought-after institution for students seeking a world-class education in Australia.

Biaya studi per tahun mulai dari

AUD 10,900





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