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Master of Public Policy Program at University of Malaya INPUMA

The IDPP offers fellowship opportunities for highly talented and motivated students interested in pursuing a career in disability and public policy. We anticipate awarding fellowships, supported by The Nippon Foundation, to pursue one of the following master's degree programs at IDPP partner universities:

  • Master of Public Policy
    Learning Modality: Residential Program
    Institution: University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program with Limited Residential Components
    Institution: Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies)
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program
    Institution: Multimedia University, Malaysia

About the MPP Program

The Master of Public Policy Program at University of Malaya-INPUMA is designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in the public, private and non-profit sectors at the local, regional, national and international levels. The interdisciplinary program equips candidates with the scientific knowledge and practical experience needed to advance public interest by making policy decisions on a rational basis and by implementing policy programs effectively.

The INPUMA MPP Program is residential. IDPP Fellows live on the University of Malaya campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for at least four semesters and take face-to-face classes with INPUMA and IDPP faculty.

IDPP Fellows will participate in a face-to-face IDPP Annual Meeting and two-week residency in Malaysia from 1-15 August before INPUMA MPP Semester I courses begin in September 2015.

Curriculum Structure

The MPP Program, launched at INPUMA in 2005, is a comprehensive postgraduate program that integrates public policy formulation, analysis, evaluation and management. The curriculum structure is:

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Practice-Related
  • International

All coursework is conducted in English. Students can complete the program in as short as four semesters and as long as eight semesters.

The comprehensive program integrates public policy formulation, analysis, evaluation and management. Within flexible coursework, students select topics on disability and public policy to create a specialization in disability policy.

Required Core Courses - 38 Credit Hours
Students will take all core courses below to complete the program.

  • Foundation of Public Policy
  • Development and Public Policy
  • Economics for Public Policy I
  • Budget Administration
  • Research Methodology
  • Management and Public Policy
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Economics for Public Policy II
  • Policy Analysis Exercise
  • Capstone Project
  • Research Project

Elective Courses - 4 Credit Hours
Elective courses may change based on students' focus.

  • Sustainable Development Policy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Science and Technology Policy

Disability Policy Specialization within MPP Curriculum
17 flexible coursework credit hours are open to students to specialize in disability policy.

  • Two Elective Courses
  • Policy Analysis Exercise
  • Research Project
  • Capstone Project

To create a specialization in disability policy, students select topics on disability policy within their policy analysis exercise, research project, and capstone project, in combination with two elective courses. Elective courses are taught by INPUMA and IDPP faculty who are renowned experts in disability and public policy from across ASEAN and around the world.

IDPP Fellowships will be awarded to successful applicants contingent upon renewal of grant funding.