Why choose Murdoch?

Murdoch is a truly international, research-led university full of free thinking students. Our leading academics and comprehensive range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate programs provide an excellent learning experience. Studying at Murdoch isn’t just about learning in your chosen field. You’ll explore new ways of thinking and make a difference by combining cutting-edge theory with real-world experiences to help you graduate career-ready. We aim to create leaders, innovative thinkers and problem solvers capable of tackling contemporary issues on a local, national and global level.
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Graduate highly employable and career-ready

Improve your job prospects and set yourself up for life with a Murdoch University degree. As a student at Murdoch you'll learn from renowned researchers and experienced academics at a world-class research university.

Our courses offer a blend of theory and practical work, with a focus on real-world applicability. We have strong partnerships with government, industry and the community, giving you the opportunity to undertake work placements or complete real-world projects in your field. By solving real workforce challenges you’ll develop a wide range of professional skills and knowledge, preparing you for a career anywhere in the world.

Find out more about our Work Integrated Learning program.

Experience a dynamic style of teaching

At Murdoch, you’re more than just a number. When you study with us, you become part of a close knit community where your academics will come to know you by name. We offer smaller class sizes, giving you greater access to our highly regarded teaching staff throughout our comprehensive courses. Our teaching staff are passionate, dedicated and devoted to sharing their discoveries and helping you build the skills, knowledge and life experiences you need to achieve your goals. With our 5-star rating from the 2016 Good Universities Guide for staff to student ratio, you’ll always have access to the support you need.

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Be part of a unique campus community

With its natural campus and mix of local, regional and international students, Murdoch offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience. As a Murdoch student, you’ll have access to an extensive range of facilities and services, providing plenty of opportunities to get involved, have fun and make lifelong friends. We’ll give you the support you need to shape your own future and face any challenges that arise, because no matter who you are and no matter where you’re from, at Murdoch you belong.

Learn about our student support services and programs.

Study a unique degree within our world-class facilities

When you study at Murdoch, you’ll have access to a wide range of unique courses, flexible learning options and real-world facilities. With our flexible learning options you can study full-time, part-time or online, making it easier to personalise your education. Here are just a few of the areas in which we stand out:
  • Vet and life science students can engage in hands-on study at our fully functioning animal hospital, complete with vet and surgery facilities, 24-hour emergency centre and equine centre with operating theatre specially designed for horses. We also have working farms at the Perth campus and Whitby Falls in Byford.
  • Chiropractic students can study the only fully accredited chiropractic course in Western Australia and train in our practicing chiropractic clinic at the Perth campus.
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  • Health students at both our Perth and Mandurah campuses will train in fully equipped nursing wards, treatment areas and simulation rooms.
  • Education students can engage in a mixed-reality learning environment with TeachLivE, which simulates classroom environments using avatars that respond in real-time to represent classroom pupils. Murdoch is the only university in Australia to offer TeachLivE.
  • Law students can be part of the largest and most successful mooting program in WA, which includes the Herbert Smith Freehills Electronic Moot Court, a simulated courtroom with all the electronic equipment necessary to operate as a modern courtroom.
  • Clinical exercise physiology students will gain valuable hands-on experience in our dedicated exercise physiology laboratory, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning laboratory and performance laboratory, used for biomechanics and motor control research and teaching.

Choose to study abroad

Studying overseas will broaden your global outlook, enhance your intercultural awareness and allow you to create lasting professional and personal networks. You’ll experience new cultures, new people and new places, all while earning credits towards your degree. The Murdoch Study Abroad and Exchange program offers you the opportunity to choose from over 50 partner institutions in more than 19 countries.

Discover the world with our study abroad program.

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Join our growing alumni network

When you graduate from Murdoch University, you become part of an internationally growing alumni community comprising of over 70,000 graduates across 100 countries. You’ll receive regular updates from our Alumni relations team and be invited to a range of alumni and university events, where you’ll build valuable connections to help you succeed in today’s competitive global market.

Learn more about what it means to be part of our alumni family.

Live in a beautiful Australian city

When you choose to study at Murdoch, you’ll also take advantage of all that Western Australia has to offer. Close to the city as well as many of our state’s famous beaches, you’ll have your pick of activities – from shopping, wining and dining to getting outdoors at the beach or in the bush. Fishing, windsurfing and sailing are common hobbies for water lovers, but you’ll also find a wide range of wineries and microbreweries, upscale boutiques, cafes and restaurants and a thriving nightlife in the city centre. Our warm, sunny climate means you can take advantage of a wide range of activities year round.

Living in Perth gives Murdoch students ready access to nearby South East Asia for study breaks; popular destinations include Bali, Thailand and Cambodia. For international students, Perth is in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

Read more about life in Perth.

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Ready to apply?

If you’ve decided what to study and know the entry requirements for your course, take the next step and apply to Murdoch.

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