Master of Public Leadership and Policy (8633)
Modern societies demand much from those obliged to protect the public interest and pursue the common good. The foremost expectation is effective leadership, particularly in the development and delivery of public policy. Public leadership transcending organisational management is expected within communities concerned with practical outcomes; agencies committed to regional issues; and, institutions with oversight of national priorities. Despite the substantial premium placed on public leadership, few theorists and even fewer practitioners have closely examined the challenges of exercising public leadership in a range of contexts or the relationship between public leadership and policy formulation. The Master of Public Leadership and Policy uniquely addresses this gap by offering students 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.
David & Judy Dinte Scholarship in Public Leadership & Policy
Application for this scholarship is open to Non-Defence applicants commencing the Master of Public Leadership and Policy in Semester 1, 2021.
Further information and application to the scholarship is available here.
Application closing date is 28 Feb 2021.
Dr Lindy Edwards
Ph: (02) 5114 5275
Students undertaking this program are required to take 8 courses (48 UOC) comprising 24 UOC of core courses, with the remaining courses selected in any combination from the elective courses listed below.
Additional special study and elective courses may be offered on an opportunity basis.
Students may, with the approval of the Postgraduate Coordinator, take up to two courses (12 UOC) from other courses offered in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Business or related coursework programs.
Students are required to complete 12 UOC of the following core courses:
|Core Courses||Semester 1 - 2021||Semester 2 - 2021|
|Leadership||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Power and Australian Government Policy||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Principles Public Leadership||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
Students are requried to complete 12 UOC of the below courses,
Students can take either ZHSS8401 (6 UOC x 2 consecutive sessions to make up a total of 12 UOC) or ZHSS8400 (12 UOC):
Semester 1 - 2021
|Semester 2 - 2021|
|Research Project - IPS Single Session (12UoC)||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Research Project - IPS Full Year (6UoC)||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
Students are required to complete 24 UOC of the following courses:
|Elective Courses||Semester 1 - 2021||Semester 2 - 2021|
|Strategic Management||Distance Mode||Distance Mode|
|Change Management||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|People and Systems||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Cross Cultural Management||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Strategic Communication||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Australian Defence Policy: Concepts and Challenges||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Global Justice and World Politics||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Cyber-Security and World Politics||Not Offered||Distance Mode|