At a time of global challenge, studying the arts, humanities and social sciences has never been more important. At the University of Melbourne, your studies in social and public policy, international relations, criminology and development studies will give you the tools to help shape the future of a more just and humanitarian world.

A program developed in consultation with arts, government, corporate and community sectors focused on project management, leadership, creative and critical thinking, people management and budgeting and financial management, as well as organisational theory.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT)30 November 2021

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A cutting-edge program taught by experts working at the forefront of national, international and comparative research, focusing on international crime and justice, terrorism, criminal justice research and evaluation, and criminological theory and practice.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT)30 November 2021

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A program providing specialist training in the fields of development and environment, gender, urbanisation and health policy, including studies in culture and human rights, debt and poverty, food and environmental security and gender relations.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT)30 November 2021

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A program focusing on how nations operate within our global community, encompassing theory, international governance and law, international security, international political economy and international history.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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A comprehensive program designed for those wanting to pursue careers in national and international leadership and government roles, including hands-on experience in public, private or community sector management.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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A program that examines key developments in social policy through a global lens with an emphasis on social justice and the ability to influence policy in fields like employment, education, health and climate change.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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Drawing on the strength of two world-class institutions, the University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester have developed this fully online master program challenging the traditional narrative around leadership. The course will equip you to become a contemporary leader who works in partnership with people to effect meaningful change.

Duration 2 years part-time
Mode 100% online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 20 August 2021

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

Benefit from lecturers and mentors with a vast range of experience across government, international politics, the public service, criminological research and the not-for-profit sector.

Flexible programs that can be tailored to your particular areas of interest, with strong industry links enabling rewarding internship opportunities

Ranked No. 1 in Australia for Social Sciences and Management*

*No. 24 globally, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Social Sciences and Management

Having a graduate degree not only opens doors in your career development, but provides you with the confidence to knock on those doors in the first instance. For me that benefit has been immeasurable, providing me with opportunities to work in state government, federal politics and executive roles in not-for-profits.

Cassandra Hadson
Master of Social Policy graduate
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