Storytelling, discussion, peer support and visible learning make studying online with Murdoch and FutureLearn a powerful way to learn online.

You can gain postgraduate-level qualifications when you choose to study online through our partner FutureLearn, a global social learning platform that offers a flexible, highly-interactive digital learning experience.

Before you decide to take on a full degree, you can complete a free taster course that will also be counted towards a full qualification.

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Try a taster module, for free

Enjoy free taster modules before committing to a full online degree.

Study at your own pace, wherever you are

Access course content on mobile, tablet or desktop, wherever you have internet connection.

Flexible, interactive environment

Get access to high-quality videos and online discussion, interact with your peers and receive support from Murdoch’s world-class academics.

Get a glimpse with a free taster on FutureLearn

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Global Biosecurity for One Health

Explore the One Health approach, develop your understanding of the environmental, economic and social impacts of pests and diseases and explore how biosecurity can protect human, animal and environmental health.

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Healthy Futures: How Can We Create the Most Effective Healthcare System?

Gain insight into global challenges in healthcare and how public health policies affect our daily lives. Explore how to design health responses to ensure that people can access the right care and discover what it takes solve some of the world’s biggest health problems.

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Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism

Learn what it means to be secure by developing your knowledge of global challenges posed by conflict and terrorism. Get an introduction to issues of security, terrorism and counter terrorism, the causes behind security threats, and the weapons and technology used in response.

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Take your career a step further

Graduate Certificate in One Health

The emerging One Health approach embraces traditionally separate fields including health professions, animal health and veterinary medicine, public health and health administration, and the interactions of human and animal populations with the environment.

The free taster module provides an overview of these issues and enables you to get a glimpse of the full Graduate Certificate in One Health qualification online through FutureLearn.

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Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership

The world of health policy has a profound impact on our daily lives. Health systems across the world are grappling with significant challenges in an ever-changing landscape.

In the free taster module, Healthy Futures, you’ll get a glimpse of ways to solve some of the world’s biggest healthcare problems and can go on to study additional units in health policy, economics and finance, public health and epidemiology, and health law as part of the Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, Policy and Leadership available through FutureLearn.

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Reasons to study at Murdoch

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Murdoch ranked highest in Australia for medium-term overall employment.

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Support services

Whether you prefer structured support or simply want a friendly person to chat to, we provide many forms of help and support from day one.


Alumni network

Join a growing international community of over 70,000 alumni and enjoy access to our resources. You’ll always be part of the Murdoch community.

Studying through FutureLearn

Social learning is a key characteristic of the FutureLearn platform, so as well as critique and quiz activities, there will be ample opportunity to engage and converse with your peers.

How it works

  1. Sign-up to a taster.
  2. Introduce yourself to your classmates and academics - you'll be notified when the course is ready to start.
  3. Start the course - your ‘to do list’ in the FutureLearn dashboard will show you what you need to do next.
  4. Complete and decide what's next - if you choose to continue studies, often the free taster module can be counted towards a full degree

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How to apply as a current Murdoch student

You may be given the opportunity to complete a unit via FutureLearn as part of your course.

  1. Sign up for the 'taster' relating to your unit now (Global Biosecurity for One Health or Healthy Futures).
  2. Enrol in the unit by logging in to MyInfo and select 'Enrol'.
  3. Follow the self enrolment steps and when you get to the 'Units' step, search for the unit and select the version with the FTLEARN campus/location.
  4. You will be given further instructions about setting up your FutureLearn account.

You must complete the free taster course as part of the unit. Please note that this will start earlier than your other units.

When can I study?

Courses are available over three teaching periods throughout the year:

Teaching Period 1:   28th January - 10th May 2019

Teaching Period 2:   13th May - 23rd August 2019

Teaching Period 3:   26th August - 6th December 2019

Still have questions?

You can find out more information about studying with Murdoch on FutureLearn by checking our frequently asked questions.

Or you can ask us a question.