- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Specialisation code SOPL-SPEC
- Academic career Postgraduate
- Academic Contact Prof Peter Whiteford (Program Director)
This specialisation offers opportunities for advanced investigation of the analytical skills, public policies and organisational practices appropriate for advising on social policy and managing program outcomes. It is well-suited for those in social policy development and/or implementation in government and non-government sectors.
Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of social policy, in Australia and globally.
Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex social policy challenges, informed by both theory and case studies.
Identify and apply appropriate research methods to social policy challenges.
Develop innovative social policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments.
Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of social policies.
Engage influentially in developing responses to complex social policy issues.
This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
6 units from completion of the course:
POGO8084 Principles of Social Policy
18 units from completion of courses from the following list:
DEMO8024 Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives
POGO8004 Poverty Reduction
POGO8025 Social Policy Analysis
POGO8044 Global Social Policy
POGO8048 Public Finance
This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of Public PolicyBack to the top