Explore our study areas
If you’re not sure what direction to take with your studies or career, this is your starting point.
Our courses are grouped into study areas to help you find the path that’s right for you. Within each study area, you’ll see our undergraduate, honours and postgraduate courses. You can also tour our facilities online and meet some of our academics.
Business & Law
Learn how to turn ideas into actions that make the world a better place. By studying business or law, you could follow in the steps of other Murdoch free thinkers: the CEO of a major international airline, a deputy prime minister, a federal minister for justice, a crime specialist that's re-thinking the jail system, or a lawyer defending the rights of children, protestors and inmates.
Creative Arts & Communications
Thriving in the creative industries requires more than just creativity itself. By studying creative arts and communication, you'll develop an entrepreneurial attitude, client consultation and communication skills, critical thinking and the ability to adapt – so you can bring your ideas to life.
With a Murdoch health degree, you'll learn the skills to turn your thoughts into actions. It's an open-minded attitude that's led our free-thinkers to develop programs that improve the mental health of new parents in indigenous communities, discover how exercise impacts Alzheimer's patients and find the link between ticks and the mysterious Lyme disease.
Social & Cultural Studies
Actively engage with world issues to re-imagine solutions for all people – in Australia and abroad. By studying social and cultural studies, you could follow in the footsteps of other free thinkers who have investigated and authored books about prisoners of war, been involved in disaster recovery efforts and even become mayor.
As a teacher, you have the opportunity to influence a whole generation of thinkers. Whether you're teaching children or adults, you'll be there for the 'aha' moments in the classroom. These moments are the evidence that you've ignited the spark for learning, and that you're making a real difference in your students' lives and communities.
When you use technology to power creative solutions, you’ll be able to make a real difference to the economic and social wellbeing of our society. And, our free-thinkers have helped do just that. They have addressed some of our biggest issues: they’ve helped make our WiFi more reliable, they’ve built robots, and they even made apps that improves patients’ recovery time from strokes.