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Public Policy (6 months)

The public policy masters degree offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the global, national, and local levels of a rapidly changing policy environment. The courses are flexible and dynamic, offering mixed mode of delivery and a blend of work-based learning, workshops, and a virtual learning environment online.

Flinders University also offers Master of Public Sector Management degree, which is for people who manage people, projects and resources in a wide variety of organisations including government departments, not for profits, international non-governmental organisations, and social enterprises.  The course provides students with the skills in public sector management and knowledge to undertake professional research.

Quick Facts

Duration: 6 months
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $16,500
Location: Adelaide Campus, Australia
CRICOS code: 053050G
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

The study program includes a mixture of compulsory and elective topics, as well as individual research.

Topics cover areas such as public policy, governance and public policy, economics and public policy and a professional research project.

Some electives can be incorporated from other graduate programs including public sector management, international relations, international business, environmental management, social work, public health and educational management.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Graduates are suitable for careers in management or leadership roles in the public service, local and national government or in private and non-government organisations.

Potential occupations include:

  • Director General
  • Chief Executive
  • Secretary
  • Executive Director
  • Manager
  • Department Head.