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GradDip - Public Policy as a subject

Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.

Explore how national, regional and local state institutions formulate and implement policies when you study Public Policy at Waikato. You'll also examine how non-profit organisations, individuals and businesses address issues of public concern.


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Key information

Years: 1.0
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (International): $24,425-$35,700 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Foreign Policy Advisor
  • Health Sector Analyst
  • Māori Development Policy Adviser
  • Policy Analyst and Planner

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Prescriptions for the GradCert(PP) and GradDip(PP)

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Public Policy at an advanced level in their first degree.

For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.


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Public Policy Programme


Public Policy is available as a minor for the BSocSc. It is also available as a minor within any undergraduate degree, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Public Policy as a minor, students must gain 60 points in Public Policy, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must include POLSC102, POLCY212, and POLCY318.


Contacts

School of Social Sciences
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4702
General and Undergraduate Email Enquiries: [email protected]
Graduate and Postgraduate Email Enquiries: [email protected]