International Public Management

Subject PPMN90036 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 30-Nov-2015 to 04-Dec-2015
Assessment Period End 29-Jan-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 01-Dec-2015
Census Date 18-Dec-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-Jan-2016

This subject will be taught intensively at the University of Birmingham.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 25 hours, comprising seminars, smaller group workshops, and/or excursions, delivered as an intensive over the period of one week.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours total


An application process applies for enrolment into this subject. Please contact the Faculty of Arts at for further information.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Political Science and / or Public Policy at Undergraduate Level.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Helen Dickinson, Prof Janine O'Flynn


Associate Professor Helen Dickinson:

Professor Janine O'Flynn:

Subject Overview:

This subject is an international collaboration with U21 partner the University of Birmingham, and brings together experts from both universities to consider a particular public management issue in a comparative context. Details of the program being offered will be available from the School. Students must contact the coordinator for further information before enrolling in this subject.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic;
  • have contributed effectively to the work of the seminar;
  • have shown a capacity for an advanced level of analysis and familiarised themselves with the latest direction of research into that particular topic.
  • A short essay (1,000 words), due 3 weeks after the end of the teaching period (20%);
  • A research paper (4,000 words), due 7 weeks after the end of the teaching period (80%)
Prescribed Texts:

Required readings will be made available electronically via LMS prior to the commencement of the subject's intensive teaching period.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should:

  • be able to demonstrate competence in critical, creative and theoretical thinking through essay writing, seminar discussion and presentations, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming judgments and arguments from conflicting evidence, and by critical analysis;
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in the application of policy analysis skills to empirical problems;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the academic protocols of research and presentation.

This subject will be taught intensively at the University of Birmingham, UK. An application process applies. Please contact the subject coordinators for further details.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management

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