Nadiah Abu Bakar
Dream came true when we flew to the United States in January this year to spend the Spring semester at the University of California Berkeley, one of the US partner school for Universiti Brunei Darussalam under the Masters of Public Policy and Management program. We enrolled in Negotiations; Ethics, Policy and the Power of Ideas; Storytelling for Leadership; and Energy Regulation & Public Policy. The extensive readings and interesting discussions in class makes you engrossed in the topic. In the US, for Energy Regulation & Public Policy class we get to write a policy paper for a client on the energy issues in California, which we look forward to doing as it will certainly enrich our knowledge on the Energy Regulation and Policy in the US and hope to apply analytical and research skills when we return to our respective employers. Thankfully, the grueling modules and classes that we took in the first semester in UBD helps give us a solid grounding on the statistical and analytical methodology to help prepare for this semester.
The most salient characteristic of the MPPM programme is that students can learn heterogeneous approaches, methods and practices in policy-making processes not only in Brunei Darussalam, but also at the leading Universities in the United States of America. The faculty was so hospitable and supportive to all international students. We felt like being at home! Undoubtedly, the MPPM programme will be beneficial for my future career and for my entire family.
Buba K. Tourey
MPPM is a well organized and well designed program, it is structured in such a way that the scholars are well exposed and well prepared for the current issues and future challenges surrounding Public Policy and other related policy problems. At some point the Scholars of the MPPM at IPS can learn far beyond the boundaries of the classroom and interact with people of all walks of life through seminars and conferences.
Our professional and competent lecturers relating to real-life experiences and well stocked library made learning enjoyable. I enjoyed each of the modules, enabling me to discover a lot of interesting facts about policy making and governance. GPM opened up my mind on how the global community can influence and shape domestic policy, Political Islam on how and why political groups use religion as a vehicle for their political agendas, Economic foundations of public policy on how you can effectively use scarce resources to foster national economic growth, policy analysis equipped me with the knowledge and skills to analyse policy problems, to develop, implement and monitor interventions, and Statistics with skills on using various software to analyse quantitative data.
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.
MPPMThe 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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Graduate Diploma of Defence and Security StudiesGraduate 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).
Master of Defence and Security StudiesThe 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgSee our Recent Publications »