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Our Programs

The Division of Public Policy (PPOL) offers two taught postgraduate programs (TPgs) and a research postgraduate program (RPg) for applicants with different aspirations.


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  Master of Public Policy (MPP) program Master of Public Management (MPM) program MPhil/ PhD in Public Policy program
Program Nature
  • Taught Postgraduate Program (TPg)
  • Taught Postgraduate Program (TPg)
  • Research Postgraduate Program (RPg)
Program Designs Focuses on equipping students with the analytical and research skills that are valued in public and private sector organizations.
  • Focuses on the managerial and leadership challenges in the public sector. 
  • Equips students with inter-disciplinary perspectives needed for a successful career in the public sector or organizations that work with governments.
  • Provides rigorous training in public policy research to academically outstanding students aspiring to pursue a career in policy research and teaching.
Not necessary to have work experience.
  • At least 3 years of work experience typically in the public sector.
  • Applicants from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or private sectors that work closely with the government are welcome.
  • Obtained a bachelor’s degree or above with a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution; or
  • Presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a full-time basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years.
Career Prospects Prepares students for careers in various sectors.

Equips students to be ready to work in or with the public sector.

Faculty, research or teaching positions in academia; and industry-specialised fields of experts.

Study Pattern A two-year full-time program

Full-time and part-time options are available.

  • MPhil Program
    • Full-time: 2 years
  • PhD Program
    • Full-time: 4 years in general
    • Full-time: 3 years if a relevant research master’s degree was earned prior to entering the PhD program
    • Part-time: 6 years