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What will I learn?

The Master of Public Policy at ANU provides the unique opportunity to articulate with Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo to complete a double degree. These degrees draw on strong research and collaboration connections between the two institutions. The double degree aims to prepare you for an innovative career in public policy in the Asia-Pacific region. At the ANU the MPP will provide students with an introduction to the latest disciplinary policy debates in the social sciences and, with a mixture of theory and practice, to build the analytical tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis. The year at Grasp adds the opportunity to gain perspectives on public policy skills and knowledge in one of the most influential public policy schools in Japan and the region.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public policy, in Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, and globally

2. Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public policy

3. Engage influentially in debates and analysis of public policy issues and practical challenges across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts

4. Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public policy

5. Identify and apply appropriate research methods to public policy challenges

6. Analyze, synthesize and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives

7. Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments

8. Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of public policies and respond to these in innovative ways


Which department am I in?

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$47,940.00 (26,08,270) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be admitted to the Master of Philosophy program you will be required to have completed at least a three-year Australian degree or equivalent with a result of at least 70%.

For international students

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least 3 years of work experience in public policy.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options


About The Australian National University

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