Student population: Around 25,400 (across all campuses)
Murdoch provides an innovative, welcoming environment. You will be surrounded by some of the world’s most progressive minds; people challenging conventional wisdom and finding answers to the world’s big questions.
With a 5-stars rating for overall experience; inclusiveness; teaching quality; employability and learning facilities from QS Stars 2022, this is a place where you can be yourself and be appreciated for who you are.
Everything you need to know
Our main campus, 15 minutes from both the bustling centre of Perth and the historic port of Fremantle, offers all our courses and a unique student experience. It is one of the largest university campuses in Australia and sits in 227 hectares of beautiful native bush. Our new building, Boola Katitjin, is designed to enhance your study experience and provide you with a fresh space to learn, collaborate and socialise. Boola Katitjin combines modern, sustainable design and digital technology to provide the best possible student experience. It features the first Tech-Enabled Learning desks in the country, allowing students to connect with any device, collaborate with their group, and present and share their work anywhere in the world. Up to 60% of classes are taught in the new building, so chances are you will be studying there too. It is an amazing spot in which to study, do group assignments and hang out with friends on campus!
What can you study at Murdoch?
We offer over 200 innovative and practical degrees in these areas:
- Business and law
- Creative arts
- Social and cultural studies
Degrees in focus
Nursing: We have state-of-the-art facilities. You will provide care in fully equipped nursing wards, treatment areas and simulation rooms using hi-tech audio-visual equipment, wireless technology and computer labs.
Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic: As a chiropractor, you’ll be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and related pain syndromes. This course has a well-rounded scientific base combined with the evidence-based clinical skills required, so you will graduate ready to work.
Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Do you want to be a vet? Murdoch is home to WA’s only veterinary science degree. It will give you the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and practical experience necessary to solve the existing and emerging problems of our companion animals, livestock and wildlife.
When you chose our Study Abroad programme, you’re choosing to learn from esteemed educators while enjoying our laidback Australian lifestyle. Your time at Murdoch will give you a chance to experience, study and live on a beautiful campus, make lifelong friends and visit different parts of a fascinating and unique landscape. The cost for a Study Abroad semester in 2024 will be A$8,500.
A supportive environment
We offer extensive support services for international students, to help you succeed at Murdoch. We offer a full orientation programme to introduce you to student life, plus you can access student advisors, peer academic coaching, social functions, clubs and societies, and accommodation assistance.
Our International Welcome Back Scholarship of 20% applies to all international students starting in 2024 and covers the duration of your course. Please go to
murdoch.edu.au/study/scholarship/welcome-back-international-scholarship for full details of eligible courses.
Practical and real-world experience
Our world-class teaching facilities give access to real-world resources and equipment, giving you industry knowledge and experience:
- Our IT labs have the latest VR equipment, data servers and industrial technologies
- Engineering facilities include the Bayer Pilot Plant, with the latest advanced control systems, while renewable energy facilities include photovoltaic equipment and laboratories
- Murdoch was the first university in Australia to use mixed-reality learning, using virtual reality and human actors, in teacher education, simulating real-life ahead of practical placements
We also provide learning in workplaces and practical settings. Our Work Integrated Learning programme allows students to demonstrate their skills to employers.
Murdoch is a research-led university, focusing on multidisciplinary translational research with real-life impact. We engage with global challenges, the ‘wicked’ problems of the near future. Our rapidly evolving world has emerging complex problems with interconnected causes: Climate change, land degradation, food and water security, minority group disadvantage, population growth and ageing, and emerging infectious disease. Often working alongside key corporate, government and academic partners, our research outcomes translate into impact.
Murdoch clusters its research into multi-disciplinary Institutes and Centres such as The Harry Butler Institute, The Health Futures Institute, The Food Futures Institute, The Asia Research Centre and Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC).