Master of Arts (Policy Studies) (Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)

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  • Objectives
    * have an advanced understanding of the major debates in contemporary policy development and analysis;
    * have developed a specialised knowledge in one or more areas of policy development and analysis;
    * have produced a shorter thesis based on original research that reveals an awareness of the latest research and theoretical directions within their chosen sub-discipline of policy studies.
  • Academic title
    Master of Arts (Policy Studies) (Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)
  • Course description
    Thesis of 20,000 - 22,000 words and a 25-point core subject

    Total points per year 100.

    Thesis Subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    166-521  Policy Studies Shorter Thesis
    A school-based supervised thesis of 20,000-22,000 words on an approved topic, embodying original research. Students completing the shorter thesis should demonstrate a specialist understanding of the subject being studied and show an awareness of the ...     RHD First Half Year, RHD Second Half Year     N/A

    Core Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    166-516  Foundations of Social Policy
    The subject engages with contemporary theories of social inclusion and capital with an emphasis on networks and their role in community strengthening, community building and regional economic development. The subject also engages in the role these st...     Semester 1     25

    166-527  Advanced Public Management
    This subject explores the strategies and instruments that public managers use to implement public policy. We will review several key aspects of the management role including: how public managers support the development and implantation of good public...     Semester 1     25

    166-536  Advanced Policy Design
    The subject provides an overview of the key elements of policy analysis and policy organization using an integrated design perspective. Key theoretical models are used to equip students to develop an analytical framework for conducting a detailed pol...     Semester 2     25

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