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Doctor of Policy Studies

Full Time
36 months
Part Time
48 months
Application Period
Application Deadline: Non-local applicants: 12 June 2020 / Local applicants: 30 June 2020
(852) 2616-7819
Programme Details Doctor of Policy Studies

Duration of Study

The DPS Programme is offered in both full-time and part-time modes.

Full-time mode: 

Minimum period: 36 months

Maximum period: 60 months

Part-time mode:

Minimum period: 48 months

Maximum period: 72 months

Programme Structure

Must satisfactorily complete 5 Core Courses, 4 Experiential Learning Courses, 1 Elective Course, and Policy Studies Project (Individual project).

1. Core Courses

  • Globalisation, Changing Governance and Policy Analysis
  • Research Methods in Policy Studies
  • Professional Writing Workshop
  • Guided Study in Policy Issues
  • Policy Dissemination and Strategic Communication

2. Experiential Learning Courses

  • Dialogue with Policy Practitioners: Theory and Practice
  • Seminar on Social Policy and Social Change
  • Asia Pacific Comparative Development and Policy Symposium
  • Engaging the Media and Public Communications

3. Elective Course 

  • Internationalising Education: Institutional Strategy and Development
  • Branding and Marketing of Education
  • Internationalisation and Quality Management in Higher Education
  • Managing Talents and Finance in Education Institutions
  • Creating an Effective Student Learning Environment
  • Social Policy Analysis: Comparative Perspectives
  • Comparative Social Policy in Greater China and East Asia
  • Understanding Social Indicators and Social Policies
  • Regional Study on Education Management in Greater China and East Asia

4. Policy Studies Project