MONASH UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Arts

USD 10,000 - USD 25,300 loan size
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Courses supported

Master of Public Policy

About the school

The Faculty of Arts is a comprehensive faculty delivering eleven coursework programs across the humanities & social sciences spectrum.

Committed to providing degrees that are work-ready and informed by industry, international in focus and an option to undertake a broad range of professional internship opportunities, you can be confident that your choice to undertake postgraduate study will provide a challenge and the skills needed to succeed in a global workforce.

What can you study at Monash University – Faculty of Arts?

Monash’s Faculty of Arts offers the Master of Public Policy (MPP) with either a specialisation in policy studies or global studies. Depending on the specialisation, you will either graduate with a Master of Public Policy or Master of Global Public Policy.

The MPP builds practical knowledge and skills for professionals in policy making and management across the spectrum of public sector activities. The course will develop your understanding of the politics and processes of policy formation, the delivery of policy programs, and the political and structural realities that can influence such decision-making. Public policy is a multidisciplinary course at the intersection of the study of public policy theory and practice. Combining expertise from across the university (Social Sciences, Health, Law, Science, Urban Planning, Business, Economics, Engineering and Education), you’ll be able to focus your studies to contribute to a portfolio of professional development.

The Faculty also have unique double master’s programs with international partners in China, England, France, Italy and Japan.

Where is the school located?

The Faculty of Arts is in Clayton and Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia. Since its inception, the university has become the largest in Australia and ranks among the world's top 100.

Life at the Faculty of Arts

With four libraries, two campuses, public performance spaces, and a hands-on learning media lab, there are plenty of things to explore.

The university provides a free shuttle bus service between campuses, making it easy for students to switch between them. The Monash Libraries are open late for students who require extra time to study and access online learning materials. The university also hosts a Manga Library, which holds research seminars and lectures by visiting researchers.

Monash University has several organisations and clubs represented by graduate students. The students host certain clubs: the African Society, Adventist Students on Campus, Anime and Manga Appreciation, Arts Students Society, and Chess Club, among others. The university has several sports options for fitness enthusiasts. Students can shoot hoops, play ball, and more during their free time. Fitness and sports enthusiasts can participate in the sports team and be one of the Monash students to compete at the Australian University's Games every year.

Additional benefits of studying at the Faculty of Arts

Monash’s Faculty of Arts offers the Master of Public Policy (MPP) with either a specialisation in policy studies or global studies. Depending on the specialisation, you will either graduate with a Master of Public Policy or Master of Global Public Policy.

The MPP builds practical knowledge and skills for professionals in policy making and management across the spectrum of public sector activities. The course will develop your understanding of the politics and processes of policy formation, the delivery of policy programs, and the political and structural realities that can influence such decision-making.

Public policy is a multidisciplinary course at the intersection of the study of public policy theory and practice. Combining expertise from across the university (Social Sciences, Health, Law, Science, Urban Planning, Business, Economics, Engineering and Education), you’ll be able to focus your studies to contribute to a portfolio of professional development.

The Faculty also have unique double master’s programs with international partners in China, England, France, Italy and Japan.

Faculty of Arts campus

City

Caulfield

City Population

Approximately 5, 748 (as of 2021)

Region

South-Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne

Climate

Temperate Oceanic Climate

Nearest Airport

Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) Airport

Time Zone

Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Fast facts

  • University enrolment numbers: 86,000
  • Alumni: 430,000+
  • Master’s students: 5,000
  • International students: 40%

  • International grad students: 25,000

  • Countries represented: 170

  • Top 10 countries represented (Enrolments in Arts programs): China, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Japan

Admissions criteria

Below is the EOI the candidates must submit:

  • A personal statement written by the applicant
  • A letter of recommendation from an employer, academic, etc. (this depends on the programme) 
  • Complete academic transcripts must be translated into English 
  • A graduate admissions test result (GMAT, GRE, LSAT)
  • Proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL: 550 (paper-based), 79 (Internet-based), PTE: 58, C1 Advanced: 176, C2 Proficiency: 176, IELTS: 6.5) 
  • Research proposals
  • Resume or CV, if requested
  • A GPA score of 4.0
  • Other costs that are not consistent throughout school admissions 

Approximate fees:

  • Application fee: A$100 (attach proof of payment) or waiver code
  • Average GRE score: NA
  • Mean TOEFL score: 79 iBT
  • IELTS score 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)
  • Recommendations: NA
  • Language eligibility test: Yes, for minimum English language capabilities
  • Tuition fee: A$40,200 (for 48 credit points studied; A$20,100 (for 24 credit points studied)
  • Food: A$560 - A$1,120 per month
  • Transportation: A$220 per month
  • Personal expenses: Varies between person
  • Total annual cost of admission: around A$65,000

First semester

Application dates vary by faculty but generally open early August. For course-specific closing dates, please check with the faculty.

Mid-year intake

Application dates vary by faculty but generally close in mid-June. Contact the faculty offering the course for specific dates.

As an international student, you can apply for a place anytime throughout the year. Teaching starts:

  • Semester one (March)
  • Semester two (July)
  • Semester three (November) - for some business courses Admission requirement for Master of Public Policy

Entry level 1: 96 points to complete Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least credit (60%) average.

Entry level 2: 72 points to complete Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

-An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in cognate* discipline with at least credit (60%) average.

Or

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate* discipline with at least 50% average in both qualifications.

Or

An Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate* discipline with at least credit (60%) average and a minimum of five years’ work experience in a relevant field**

**Applicants are required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and a reference from their employer.

Entry level 3: 48 points to complete Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

  • An Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least credit (60%) average.

For more information on the documents required, please visit the official website of Monash University, Faculty of Arts.

The application process is the same for both native and international students. However, international students must present their visa and study permit.

Job placements

Choosing Monash University means opening the doors to a better future, one that you have always dreamt of. Check these facts on job placement opportunities:

  • Employment placement rate: 72.3% (91.1 % for Arts PG graduates)
  • On-Campus hiring options: Career fairs, on-campus interviews, networking events
  • Internship options: The Career and Testing Services aims to help students in finding, applying for, and working throughout the internship process
  • Career fairs: Hosts both University-wide and discipline-specific career fairs
  • On-campus recruitment counselling: University resources such as career assessments, workshops, and tools for job search build a bridge between students and employers to discuss career goals and strategies as well as share feedback to ensure students improve their chances of getting hired
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Last updated: 01 Nov 2023

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