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On Saturday, 4th July 2020, IPS organised the First Policy Webinar of the Masters Students’ Research Project (MSRP) Presentation for the MPPM 6th Cohorts went and run smoothly, alhamdullilah. The students presented their capstone project under the Master of Public Policy and Management programme at IPS, after spending one semester abroad at one of our […]

First Policy Webinar: Masters Student’s Research Project (MSRP) Presentation

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Captain Zil Husam Abdul Rahman

The MPPM programme is both well developed in scope, and well organised in its management, making those who are new to the field of public policy and to university life able to cope comfortably

MPPM Alumni
Long Keodalya

Long Keodalya

The different professional and educational backgrounds of the classes create an effective and dynamic learning environment where we can share the experiences and best practices from our home countries, and our own professional experiences

MPPM Alumni
Dimang Chham

Dimang Chhan

The Institute of Policy Studies is one of the best Public Policy schools in Asia. It provides students the opportunity to learn from prominent professors who have practical experiences in Public Policy fields. It also allows students to apply the theories to the real policy issues happening in the region and the world. I found that the offered modules provide a strong foundation for policy analysis, decision-making, and strategy development, which are very important tools for policymakers

MPPM Alumni

Our Students

Our students come from various nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds. As Brunei's premier Policy Institute offering graduate level education and training in the field of Policy Studies, we strive to nurture knowledgeable and skilled graduates, who are ready to become future leaders and policymakers in an increasingly challenging and globalised world.

International Students
based in Asia

Graduate Programmes

  • MPPM

    The Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) is our flagship degree programme designed to advance a systematic and multi-disciplinary understanding of public policy and management issues, as well as nurturing the attributes of critical awareness, analytical skills, and leadership within a global, regional, and national perspective.

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  • Master in Islamic Governance (By Research)

  • PhD in Public Policy

  • PhD in Islamic Governance

  • Graduate Diploma of Defence and Security Studies

    Graduate Diplome of Defence and Security Studies, Command and Staff Course (CSC) is a 40- weeks course, scoped and designed in collaboration with two faculty of Institute of Policy Studies and Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The CSC is co-delivered by UBD academic staff across faculties, adjunct staff, and overseas visiting professor; and by Command and Staff College (also known as Maktab Turus). 

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  • Master of Defence and Security Studies

    The Master of Defence and Security Studies (MDSS) via matriculation is designed specifically for graduates who successfully obtained their Graduate Diploma of Defence and Security Studies by Coursework (equivalent to Command and Staff Course) at Defence Academy Royal Brunei Armed Forces, who wish to pursue their further studies at Master level. MDSS is a graduate programme by coursework offered at the Institute of Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The duration of this programme is 12 months on full-time basis, or 24 months on part-time basis.  

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Recent Publications

In advancing research on mainstream and specialised public policy areas, IPS academic members are actively involved in research leading to publications, as well as presentations in international and local seminars and conferences. Here you can find a list of our members’ recent publications spanning from articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters, conference/seminar/symposium proceedings, and newspaper clippings. For more information on future research and writing collaborations, email

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Research Areas


Environmental Policy
& Management

Energy Policy
& Management

Social Policy


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