Master of Public Policy
The program is designed for highly talented and highly motivated students who want to pursue a career in the public sector, non-profit-organisations or private businesses, whether on the local, regional, national or international level. The interdisciplinary program equips candidates with the scientific knowledge and practical experience they will need to advance the public interest by making policy decisions on a rational basis and by implementing policy programs effectively. The structure of the curriculum of the MPP at INPUMA is:
To be able to comprehend the complexity of modern political processes and to take part in their design. Candidates will be exposed to interdisciplinary education, especially in economics, law and political science, taught by faculty members from various departments within the university and outside the University of Malaya.
Courses are taught with an eye on practical examples and real-world problems - some of them are taught by experts with practical experience.
The curriculum of the MPP programme meets international standards. English is the main working language. Candidates and lecturers from Malaysia and all over the world will learn and work together.
A Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA of not lower than 3.0 or equivalent in the field of Political Science, Public Policy, Economics, Sociology or Laws, or
Other qualifications approved by the University of Malaya’s Senate from time to time.
International applicants are required to have:
At least IELTS 5.5 (Academic) or TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) / 213 (computer based) / 80 (Internet based) if their first degree is from a university where English is not the medium of instruction.
The core and elective courses provide students with in-depth knowledge of current national, regional and international policy issues. Through intensive coursework and interaction with academicians and practitioners, students gain awareness of political environments that surround key policy decisions. Students develop an understanding of the effect that decisions have on goverments, communities, businesses and inviduals.
- Research Methods for Policy Makers
- Fundamentals of Public Policy
- Politics, Development and Public Policy
- Cost and Benefit Analaysis
- Public Sectore Budgeting
- Law and Public Policy
- Research Project
- Gender and Public Policy
- Education Policy
- Science and Technology Policy
- Sustainable Development Policy
- Foreign Policy
Fee for local student
Fee for international student
*Subject to approval by the university.
Payment of fees is based on semester subject to the prescribed amount.
A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:
- Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
- Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
- Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below: