The Graduate Diploma in Applied Policy in Political Science is offered by University of Technology Sydney.
Program Length: 1 SEMESTER.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG), is designed for current or aspiring professionals and practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills base and career opportunities.The course has an applied focus which is theoretically underpinned. It includes active approaches to learning including policy debates, case studies, role plays, group discussions, presentations and guest speakers. The course is informed by the applied policy and social research experience of the UTS: IPPG with government, industry and the community in the Australian context and internationally.The course offers students the opportunity to critically apply their learning to case studies drawn from UTS: IPPG's research program and their own workplaces to innovate solutions.The core subjects of the course examine contemporary policy challenges; policy in practice; foundations in public policy and evidence and influence in public policy. To tailor their course, students can choose their electives from a range of subjects from UTS: IPPG, the Faculty of Design and Building and the UTS Business School. The course also offers a sub-major in Project Management.The course utilises several teaching formats, including intensive block mode and online delivery, designed by academics, practitioners and industry leaders. Most subjects are offered in flexible mode and delivered in blocks or online for more effective integration of study and work commitments.