Post Graduate Diploma In Public Policy And Management (PGDPPM)


The Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGDPPM) is a one-year full-time programme designed for students interested in environmental policy, health policy, international affairs, social welfare policy, the non-profit sector, and urban and regional development. With their policy analytical abilities, the participants will have career opportunities in many organisations.

For whom

The programme is designed for students who want to equip skills in policy formulation and capable of analysing policy issues and making policy recommendations. Areas of Public policy include environment, health, foreign affairs, social welfare, the non-profit sector, and urban and regional development.


Students and professionals with a Bachelor’s degree in any academic field — including humanities, sciences, engineering, journalism, law, finance, and others — are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Learning Objectives

After completing the programme, PGDPPM students will have the following attributes and competencies that will maximise their potential:

  • Public Policy Design
  • Value-based thinking
  • Managerial Skills
  • Business Orientation
  • Policy-making skills
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Leadership Skills
  • Decision-making Skills
  • Evidence-based Analysis

Programme Design

The Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Management (PGDPPM) is intended to promote self-learning and class discussions. The following are some of the programme’s major features:

  • Thrust on strategic thinking, global mindset, sensitivity and innovation
  • Leveraging of personal and collective experience through reflection and dialogue
  • Integration of global trends with local realities


The Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGDPPM) courses are separated into Core and Elective courses:

  • Core Courses: Deal with public policy concepts, theories, and practice.
  • Elective Courses: gain specialised areas of expertise in diverse areas of public policy.

The evaluation of course work is based on the twin criteria of knowledge, which is tested on a regular basis through end-of-term examinations, and skills, assessed on a continual basis through various means such as assignments, projects, presentations, and debates.

A summary of PGDPPM courses is given below:


  1. Introduction to Public Policy, Analysis & Design
  2. Economics of Public Policy
  3. Public Finance
  4. Development Economics for Public Policy
  5. Politics of Public Policy
  6. Quantitative Research Methods for Public Policy
  7. Ethics of Policy Making
  8. Financial Sector Regulations & Law
  9. Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  10. Politics of Public Policy
  11. Communication, Media & Public Policy
  12. Media & Public Policy
  13. Urban Governance
  14. Education Policy
  15. Education & Human Resource Development
  16. Health Policy
  17. Disaster & Risk Management
  18. Capstone Research Project


Course Delivery

PGD-PPM will employ a variety of pedagogies with an emphasis on experiential learning, including the following:

  • Lectures
  • Classroom Discussions
  • Field Assignments
  • Seminars
  • Case Study
  • Role Play
  • Games

Potential Careers

  • Public Policy Analyst/Consultant
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Executive Corporate Relations
  • Public Policy Consultant
  • International Aid/Development Worker
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Public Relations Guest Service Coordinator
  • Public Relations Manager
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