The Department of Public Policy (PP) offers an interdisciplinary program which develops the necessary skills for understanding the political-administrative framework of policy making, assessing the performance of alternative approaches to policy implementation, evaluating the effectiveness of social programs and policies.
The Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy provides a solid foundation for diverse career options. These include those associated with governance, welfare, public services and administration, international organization and development.
Plan and designate resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed of projects for the government, non-governmental organisations and international organizations.
Track and report policy developments of the state, regional states, donors and international organizations before making recommendations on how these effect your organization’s work.
Work for an association, corporation, or non-profit organization to convince government members to make a decision that would benefit the organization or company you represent.
Collect, verify, produce, distribute and communicate information regarding current events, trends, and issues associated with government policy.
Represent your constituents’ best interests by seeking to influence public policy and effectively communicate government policy.
Prepare detailed media reports, press releases, social media campaigns for a government, corporation or non-profit organization.
You can set your study pace according to your circumstances and convenience:
Minimum 3.5 years, upon the successful completion of 12 courses per year.
Standard 4 years, upon the successful completion of 10 courses per year.
Maximum 5 years, upon the successful completion of 8 courses per year.
* This study duration does not include English language courses.
Academic Year Breakdown:
* The start and end dates are subject to changes.
Instructional period of 14 weeks plus a final examination period offered twice a year (referred to as Fall and
Spring semester). Additional instructional periods include intersessions and Summer sessions.
The American University of Kurdistan’s annual tuition fees per academic program is 8000$ (for 30 credits). However, self-funded students can benefit from a newly implemented 15% discount on the tuition fees. This discount does not apply to international students. For self-funded students and those awarded Merit Scholarships, the below tuition rates apply:
Annual tuition fees payment
Annual tuition fees payment after 15% discount (NEW)
98.0 – 100
Mustafa Barzani Merit Scholarship
90.00 – 97.99
Chairman Masrour Barzani Merit Scholarship*
80.00 – 89.99
Board of Trustees Merit Scholarship*
The above rates are applicable for students register for courses at AUK from January, 2021.
Annual tuition is based on registration as a full-time student and the successful completion of 30 credits.
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