Course Details

Master of Public Policy

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)




  • Description

    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.
    Field of Study

    Business Management & Administration

    Duration (Years)


    Course Fees

    RM 37,558 (USD 8,942)

    MQA No.

    (N/345/7/0847) 03/21 (MQA/PA5269)

  • Intake (Month)

    March, July & November

Entry Requirements

  • Entry Requirements
    A Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the University Senate; OR bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 2 years of working experience; or A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant fields.
  • English Requirements
    IELTS Band 6.0 or 60 for (iBFT) for TOEFL; or B2 (168) in CEFR; or 59 in Pearson Test of English (PTE); or 169 in Cambridge English Qualifications and Tests ; or Band 4 in Malaysian University English Test(MUET) or A recognized first degree undertaken in English medium

Programme Structure

  • Programme Structure

    Public Finance and Budgeting

    Economics for Public Policy

    Research Methodology

    Quantitative Techniques and Decision-making

    Public Policy Analysis

    Research Colloquium






    Master’s project

  • Others

    Choose a minimum of 3 specialisation courses from an area of specialisation. The remaining courses may come from one or two other areas of specialisation.


    Southeast Asian Politics

    Politics of Policy-making

    Conflict Studies

    Comparative Politics

    State and local Government


    Ethics and Public Policy

    Policy and Implementation

    Policy Forecasting

    State and local Government

    Urban Policy, Local Government and Planning


    Islam and Governance

    Sustainable Development

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 37,558 (USD 8,942)

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