Master of Public Policy

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
1 year
March July November
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About this course


The Master of Public Policy is a holistic and integrated programme designed to achieve the following objectives :

The programme is designed with the aim to prepare students to develop competencies that will allow them to effectively serve the public interest. It also aimed to prepare students to gain expertise in managing, leading and bring about transformation in the public and not-for-profit sector. The program also aimed to develop students’ analytical and critical skills as well as ethical principles to respond to public policy issues; to appreciate and engage in ethical decision-making and to think critically about issues facing the public and not-for-profit organisations.


  • To enrich and enhance capabilities and competencies of public and corporate sectors managers and leaders to deliver result to society and stakeholders
  • To develop towering and world class public administrators, managers and leaders, who are competent and are highly ethical to lead and manage public affairs and national development.
  • To prepare manager to take up position of high level executives to advance professionally in the career system.


Upon successfully completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles, ethical foundation and responsibilities of serving the public interest.
  • Have an understanding of political institutions and processes, strategies, and skills associated with policy creation and adoption
  • Develop the abilities required to formulate, implement, and evaluate public policies.
  • Develop knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and apply appropriate methodologies to diagnose problems, evaluate public policies and projects and make recommendations for policy choices and courses of action.
  • Develop the leadership skills and capabilities necessary for effective use of resources.
  • Develop the skill in the application of economic analysis to questions of economic trade-off and policy choice and efficiency.
  • Recognise the importance of professional development and continuing education.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

  • A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or an equivalent degree subject to the approval of senate; or
  • An applicant who does not meet the minimum requirement of CGPA but with a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience in respective fields can be considered for admission into the programme.
  • APEL ( Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning). For more information, please click here

All applicants are required to attain any of the followings before they are accepted for admission into the programme:

  • A minimum score of 575 for a paper-based total or 232 for a computer-based total or 90 for an Internet based total for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)*; or
    (Students without TOEFL and IELTS are required to complete and pass an Intensive English Programme offered by the University)
  • A minimum score of Band 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)*; or
  • A minimum required proficiency on UniRazak Postgraduate English Proficiency Test; or
  • A recognised first degree is undertaken in English medium; or
  • Successful completion of Intensive English Programme (IEP) at the Advanced level conducted by the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)

Note: The validity period for IELTS and TOEFL is two years from the date awarded.


Core Courses

  • Public Finance and Budgetting
  • Economics for Public Policy
  • Research Methodology
  • Quantitative Methods and Decision-Making
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Master's Project

Area of Specialisation: POLITICS

  • Southeast Asian Politics
  • Politics of Policy-making
  • Conflict Studies
  • Comparative Politics
  • State and local Government

Area of Specialisation: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

  • Ethics and Public Policy
  • Policy and Implementation
  • Policy Forecasting
  • State and local Government
  • Urban Policy, Local Government and Planning

Area of Specialisation: DEVELOPMENT

  • Islam and Governance
  • Regulation and Public Policy
  • Development Economics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Development


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