|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject 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.
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;
Eligibility and requirements
Admission into the 100 point Master of Social Policy (706AA)
Admission into the 150 point Master of Social Policy and completion of 2 of the following subjects
Admission into the 200 point Master of Social Policy and completion of all of the following subjects
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|PPMN90044||Governance and Social Policy||
|SOCI90004||Contemporary Social Problems||
|SOCI90005||Social Research Design and Evaluation||
|SOCI90011||Foundations of Social Policy||
Recommended background knowledge
Previous study in social policy, public policy, political science, management, law, business, economics, international relations, non-profit management or cognate area.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 1. Project group presentation at the Capstone Presentation Day, equivalent to 2,000 words (20%). Scheduled in week 11 of Semester.
- 2. Project group paper of 7,000 words (70%) where the team produces an applied research/professional report. Due in week 11 of Semester.
- 3. Reflective practice paper of 1,000 words (10%) where participants reflect on the team process and individual lessons from the project Individual paper. Due in the examination period.
- Hurdle Requirement: Students are expected to attend all seminars and the presentation day in order to successfully pass this subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Max Holleran Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 48 hours: 2 X 2 hour seminars per week for 12 weeks, and a presentation day in week 11 of Semester. Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
Admission into the Master of Social Policy (706AA) degree.
Completion of the following subjects:
PPMN90044 Governance and Social Policy
SOCI90004 Contemporary Social Problems
SOCI90005 Social Research Design and Evaluation
SOCI90011 Foundations of Social Policy
Readings will be provided online through the subject's LMS site prior to the commencement of semester.