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Advanced Policy Case Study (SWM620)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, W-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The advanced case study enables students to analyse in depth an issue of policy significance using relevant conceptual tools, professional skills, and theoretical perspectives. The case study (up to 5,000 words) can focus upon either governmental or non-governmental issues, at international, national, state or local level. Through undertaking the case study, students develop evaluative, analytical and critical skills.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Other Learning Experiences Readings/Self-Directed Study: 5 hours per week; Assessment: 5 hours per week.
Assessment The unit is assessed by the student's supervisor on the basis of the student's demonstrated demonstrate evaluative, analytical and critical skills in addressing their chosen topic. A student's ability to integrate existing literature with analysis of the chosen case study in the form of a policy paper is central to the assessment. The paper represents 100% of the total assessment.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Public Policy and Management, Master of Development Studies, or Master of International Affairs; completion of at least 24 credit points.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed SSH620 Advanced Policy Case Study can not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: SSH620
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