Master of Policy and Governance

University of Canterbury

Subject area

Policy Studies

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Entry requirements

An approved Bachelor's degree.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have advanced knowledge and understanding of current research in policy and governance. They will have the skills necessary to understand theoretical and practical problems in policy analysis and the challenges of governance in sub-national, national, not for profit, third sector and international contexts. They will have carried out a substantial piece of independent research so will have expertise in the formulation of research questions, data collection and analysis, case study analysis and hypothesis testing. They will be excellent communicators, having been trained to produce cogent and well-structured research reports, having experienced direct interaction with senior professional mentors, field work in Wellington and the regions and through problem-solving in the core course work and teaching.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Political Science and Policy Studies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 827 748
Phone: (03) 369 3999

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