Master of Applied Policy

University of Technology Sydney: 
Sydney CBD campus
Course Commencement Date
Mar 2019

Take your career to the next level with flexible, practical postgraduate study options in Applied Policy.

At the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance, our Applied Policy programs have been designed by leading thinkers and practitioners for the next generation of policymakers and changemakers.

  • Work alongside leading academics and expert practitioners in a dynamic, interactive learning environment
  • Engage with real-world challenges and emerging trends through debates, case studies, group discussions and presentations
  • Gain strong conceptual and dynamic practical skills which can be immediately applied to professional life

Study at Australia’s top young university

Postgraduate studies in applied policy will build your critical capabilities and your analytical skills, and will equip you with skills to develop, implement and evaluate policy in practical contexts. Designed to provide a balance between applied and theoretical learning, the course enables students to examine policy from multiple perspectives. 

The course is designed to provide professionals working in the government and/or NGO sector with a combination of academic rigour and applied experience. Graduates will be able to confidently lead policy development, implementation and evaluation in their organisation.

Choose a qualification that fits your aspirations, and your life

With a range of flexible exit and entry points across our Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate programs, you can choose the study path that best suits you.

Your time matters

Strike a work-life balance and benefit from classes scheduled to minimise disruption to your professional commitments. Explore part-time and full-time study options, as well as flexible block mode-study.

Pathways to postgraduate study

Don't have an undergraduate degree? Courses are also open to applicants with equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience in the sector. You can also enrol in an individual subject through the Institute’s professional development short course program, and eligible courses can count towards future postgraduate study.

Scholarship opportunity

The $5,000 UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance Postgraduate Scholarship has been designed to support students seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills through postgraduate study. The Scholarship is open to Master of Applied Policy applicants, and provides students with the opportunity to receive a cash grant to support their studies.


Applications for 2019 are currently open – don’t miss your opportunity to build the skills and professional connections and expand you career horizons.

Get more information on courses and how to apply here.

Or drop us a line at or +61 2 9514 7884.

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