As a result of a recent administrative review, the Master of International Relations, Master of Development Studies, and the Master of Public Policy and Management will return to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences from January 2017.  

There will be no change to the structure or content of these courses, and the teaching will still be delivered by the School of Social and Political Sciences.  There will be no change to the extra-curricular opportunities, and students will still have access to the Melbourne School of Government enrichment activities as well as those offered by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

As a result of the review, the Melbourne School of Government will prioritise research, and executive education activities in 2017. Remaining in the School will be the Master of Public Administration, Graduate Certificate and Specialist Certificate in Public Administration.

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About the Faculty of Arts and our public policy leaders

The Faculty of Arts has a leading reputation for academic excellence in Social Sciences; the Faculty is ranked 1st in Australia and 22nd in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16).

The courses in our graduate schools build knowledge, connections and expertise to help graduates make a genuine difference in society and build career connections.