Why choose Murdoch?
We provide what you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses. But it’s our ethos that sets us apart and has led to Murdoch becoming the place where new ways of thinking can be found. We won’t tell you what to think - instead we give you the support, skills and opportunities to think for yourself and forge your own path.
Meet our Free Thinkers
Free thinkers ‘think for themselves’. They are curious and don’t accept the status quo. Instead, they look at things differently and most of all, aren’t afraid to step away from the crowd. Free thinkers find new ways to fuel progress; they innovate, create and evolve. They change what is into what can be. Because, the only way to push the world forward is to push what we know.
Daniel’s story: embracing creativity to push boundaries
Creativity can mean different things to different people. For Daniel, it means harnessing his skills and passion to bring to life some of his innermost visions. His fervour for games and aptitude for creative execution is helping him to step outside his comfort zone and forge the way for the future of creative thinkers.
Talitha’s story: an unconventional path to success
You’d be surprised by what you can do once you ignore that sense of fear and self-doubt. Without having finished high school, Talitha has pushed forward to complete a PhD in Molecular Biology at Murdoch. Her story proves the importance of asking questions, challenging your boundaries and having faith in your own abilities.
Reasons to study at Murdoch
We’re proud to be ranked 5 out of 5 for graduate starting salaries and educational experience in WA*. Our course curriculum is structured to integrate theory with hands-on learning so you graduate job-ready.
Gaining practical experience in our facilities is another way a Murdoch degree prepares you for the workforce. An engineering plant, media arts centre, Moot Court and veterinary hospital are just some of our facilities.
Whether you prefer casual study sessions with other students, need more structured support or simply want a friendly person to chat to, we provide many forms of help and support from day one.
Ready to become a Murdoch Free Thinker?
Start your university journey by finding your course. Explore our diverse range of study areas based on the subjects you’re interested in.
- Business & Law
- Creative Arts & Communication
- Social & Cultural Studies
Join our community of Free Thinkers
Explore our range of resources and events for future students, including our popular career and information evenings, to discover how you can join Murdoch's free-thinking community.
*The Good Universities Guide 2018