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Project-based Policy Analysis (PPMN90043)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePPMN90043
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The Project-based policy analysis is a capstone option in the Master of Social Policy. This subject enables participants to draw on the expertise developed throughout the MSP and apply it in real time to a contemporary project. The project is team-based to mirror the practical experience of managers and will be developed and overseen by both a professional and academic mentor. The project team will work in consultation with their practice and academic mentors to develop a project brief, undertake analysis, and prepare a professional report to the sponsoring organisation. The project team will present their report at the Capstone Presentation Day.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

• Understand the nature of applied research and it’s power in addressing practical problems;

• Appreciate the complexities of bringing together theory and practice to develop managerial strategies;

• Apply their professional skills (working ethically; managing effectively; using evidence) in a team-based environment.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

• Frame policy-related questions within a client organisation;

• Analyse data and interpret the findings and translate into practical policy implications within the organisation where the project will be carried out;

• Learn how to chair, discuss and present their findings to a broader audience;

Last updated: 11 November 2018