Transform and improve global policymaking

It is important for government officials to be able to critically evaluate the thinking that should go into policy decisions, and to reflect on the complex moral issues that may arise. 

In Values and Public Policy, you will explore how political philosophy can be used to inform and improve public policy decisions. You will examine the ethical considerations that policymakers must take into account, and consider practical dilemmas where government action may conflict with fundamental values.

You will explore new thinking in political philosophy and learn how to apply it to the real world of policymaking. This is an ideal course for those who want to make a difference and shape the future.

Enrol in our eight-week online course and understand how to make decisions that consider ethical implications.

At a glance
Registrations are open for the August 2024 intake
Start date3 August 2024
Duration8 weeks
Engage with moral and ethical value concepts that underpin public policy

This course will explore the different values that should be considered when making decisions about government policy. You will think critically about the trade-offs between different values and learn how to apply them to real-world situations.

There are five key themes explored in the course: 

  • Purpose
  • Decision-making
  • Values
  • Ethics
  • Problem solving

During the course, you will learn by doing, with examples and activities you can use in your own work. These activities include simulations, knowledge checks, case studies, discussion forums, and/or exercises that are supported by a course facilitator.

By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the purpose of government and how it shapes our world.

Join a community of like-minded thinkers, learning new processes and gaining the skills to engage with complex policy issues when you enrol in Values and Public Policy.

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Course overview