Overview

The Master of Public Leadership and Policy concentrates on exercising and enriching leadership in professional contexts ranging from government departments and statutory authorities, to educational bodies and training authorities, media organisations and advocacy groups.Located in the nation's capital in the midst of government and non-government organisations, UNSW Canberra is uniquely placed to interact with Australia's most prominent public leaders. It provides an excellent venue for theorists and practitioners to enhance and expand the study of institutional leadership in settings beyond the corporate sector, and offers students the chance to engage with the nation’s most respected public leaders and policy developers on a personal level.Students can combine a combination of courses focused on public leadership alongside a rich selection of electives addressing broader issues related to local, national, and global policy and its implementation.

Program Code

8633

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

5

Why choose this degree?

This program offers an exciting opportunity for those who lead, or seek to lead, in the public arena to go beyond polemical rhetoric to research-based practice. Students can combine a combination of courses focused specifically on public leadership alongside a rich selection of electives addressing broader issues related to local, national, and global policy and its implementation.

Who should choose this degree?

The Master of Public Leadership and Policy is for those occupying or aspiring to positions of public leadership as well as students seeking to develop a research competence in this highly significant emerging field.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Manager in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors

Entry requirements

Completion of a Bachelor's degree with Honours with a major in a cognate discipline; or Completion of a Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline; or Completion of a 3 or 4-year Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, which includes a major in the cognate discipline; and have completed at least 3-years full-time professional experience in a cognate discipline; or Completion of a Bachelor degree in a NON-cognate discipline and have completed at least 4-years full-time professional experience in a cognate discipline; or Evidence of other academic qualifications and/or professional experience submitted to the Program Authority may be considered based on assessment of evidence of achievement of equivalent learning and in accordance with UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Procedure.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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