The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is part of a thriving intellectual community of scholars and academics at UBD, with a special orientation towards the critical analyses and examination of policies and governance. In today’s world, we are confronted with the realities of a multitude of challenges that affect communities and individuals within various contexts, social and political environments. At IPS, we attempt to unpack these challenges, and sensitise our scholars to reframe their thinking in ways that will enable them to address fundamental questions related to how different levels of the policy community and stakeholders can best approach policy issues.
A focus on policy planning and formulation, analysis and evaluation, and most importantly, the implementation of policies, is crucial to the way teaching and learning are conducted at IPS. Students are exposed to various frameworks, methods, and tools used in various developmental settings, tasks, and situations, to help them explore both historical and contemporary issues in governance and policy design. Emphasis is also placed on a comparative perspective specifically in relation to economic globalisation, sustainability, environmental crises, political, and governmental studies within a global context.
IPS vision is to be recognised amongst the world’s leading providers of educational services in the field of public policy and management, with specific reference to Islamic Governance, Energy and Environmental Policy and Management.
The strategic goals of IPS are:
The MPPM is a flagship programme at IPS that combines a period of time spent at the UBD campus as well as a semester at one of the following world-renowned partner policy schools in the United States of America:
The total duration of this course is twelve months, which is broken down as follows:
The MPPM currently specialises in an important niche area that is uniquely found at UBD. This area of studies, Islamic Governance, is our contribution towards the contemporary discourse on what constitutes ‘good governance’, from an Islamic perspective. Students will explore the theological, juristic, and cultural notions and values surrounding the concept. At IPS, emphasis is not just placed on qualitative assessments of issues, but also empirical evidence and the quantification of Islamic Governance.
Who Should Apply
Outstanding young professionals both from Brunei Darussalam and abroad with relevant experience and a keen desire to learn from a distinguished international group of professionals.
Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link Gadong, BE1410