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Curriculum Overview

1st Semester
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Method ( 3 credits or 5.4 ECTS)

This course discusses the basic concepts of quantitative and qualitative research methods that hone the ability to think logically and rationally so that students can choose and use the most appropriate method according to the context and policy issues.

This course discusses the concepts and theories of public policy, ranging from public policy analysis to formulation, implementation, and evaluation. It can apply knowledge of public policy theory in the world of praxis that focuses on selected issues in the public sector.

This course provides knowledge about various theoretical and technical tools for students to conduct multiple public policy analysis activities. Therefore, the analytical framework used in the course is inter- and multidisciplinary. This course teaches students how to prepare, design and select public policies (strategies, programs and projects)—primarily focused on analytical approaches and methods as guidelines for policy design and policy choices: argumentation analysis, understanding, evaluating and constructing policy arguments, including considering various values and other assumptions used.

This course discusses policymaking and governance in urban areas for a sustainable world and improving welfare for all members of society. Social and urban policy focuses on policy domains: health, education, labour, poverty, crime, housing, urban planning, and economic development.

This course discusses policy formulation and diffusion, both decision design, policy problems and recommendations, the role of policy actors in the decision-making process and policy innovation.

This course provides knowledge and understanding of cities and cities, urban development, and urban development planning in the Indonesian context through discussion of basic understanding/concepts, characteristics and urban problems; Urban policy, development of urban space structures and patterns; as well as technical processes/procedures for urban development planning and practice in Indonesia.

This course discusses policymaking and governance in urban areas for sustainable development and improved welfare for all members of society. Social policy focuses on policy domains: health, education, labour, poverty, crime, housing, urban planning, and economic development.

2nd Semester
Academic Writing (3 credits or 5.4 ECTS)

This course is compulsory for students who aim to provide knowledge and skills to produce a quality paper correctly. Following this lecture, students must have knowledge, skills, and a positive attitude towards writing scientific papers. In this lecture, scientific SLR and SMS are discussed, deductive thinking, inductive thinking, scientific thinking, scientific research, and scientific papers, steps for writing scientific essays, writing scientific articles, writing a thesis, the stage of preparing a thesis writing, and guidelines for writing a thesis.

Explain structural thinking/systems thinking. With this lecture, students are expected to be able to find problems and analyze problems with systems thinking and system dynamics methods. A simulation based on system dynamics applications is carried out to explain a system phenomenon, namely vensim.

This course discusses the impact of public policy implementation on society, perception, and public behaviour on public policy, facilitation of advocacy for the community as a recipient of public policy impact, and negotiation in public policy

This course contains material on the central elements of policy implementation. Students are expected to have intellectual abilities and professional skills in analyzing performance.

To provide broad insight into assessing policy performance and measuring policy impact economically, socially and environmentally. Students will learn concepts, methods, approaches, and policy evaluation models. In the evaluation course and policy brief, students must be able to describe, compile, and assess the impact of policies through case studies and projects from various substantive policy fields to be used as scientific documents as a rational basis for providing policy recommendations to policymakers.

This course discusses actual public policy problems and analyzes various dimensions and recommendations for solving public policy problems. This course is also a general stage on the concept of public policy. The learning of this course is shown to integrate students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes about identifying and formulating problems that occur in the field with a public policy approach. The data obtained are analyzed for problem-solving in developing public policy concepts.

This course explains the concept of E-Government policy and its development worldwide. The focus of E-Government policy studies in this lecture is related to issues of the digital access gap and the impact of information technology from a public policy perspective. Students must critically understand and provide recommendation studies on Mobile Government, Open Government, Big Data, and Smart cities and analyze E-Government policies in Indonesia.

3rd and/or 4th Semester
Seminar of Research Proposal (2 credits or 3.6 ECTS)

This course describes the student’s research ideas or plans in the context of preparing a thesis. Research Proposal Seminars can be submitted if students meet the requirements in the Master’s Final Assignment Writing Guidelines, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Padjadjaran University.

All published articles and final projects that have been created by Master of Public Policy students can be seen at …………..

Thesis is the final course with a different learning process and assessment method, as a graduation requirement, and is carried out after the Research Proposal Seminar. Has a weight of 6 credits (10.8 ETCS), equal to academic activities every week for 24-30 hours.