The MPA curriculum puts special emphasis on rigorous empirical training in core subjects, such as economics, econometrics and political science; it also requires specialisation applied to a substantive policy area. Only a two-year degree can offer this depth of study and the combination of methodological discipline and practical application.
The MPA is a challenging, professional programme. Students have an opportunity to apply disciplinary knowledge and methods to practical policy issues and problems. The Capstone project is a highlight of the MPA, allowing students to collaborate with external organisations to address a real-life policy issue. As such, the MPA provides students with the knowledge and skill base that are essential for a successful career in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.
Our graduates have chosen a variety of careers options in government departments and agencies, private sector consultancies, international organisations and think tanks.
Learn more about the MPA curriculum and its policy streams.