Murdoch University

Murdoch University is an Australian university that was established in 1973 as a research-oriented institution of higher education located in Perth. It first opened its doors for teaching in 1975 with 510 undergraduate students enrolled. The university is a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), Open Universities Australia (OUA), and Universities Australia (UA) consortium.

As a university that advocates for freedom of thought, Murdoch University started as a centre for learning, teaching, research, and industry. Its inclusive approach to education has gained recognition from graduates, and its research and innovation have been acknowledged both in Western Australia and around the world.


Murdoch University has five campuses, three of which are located in Western Australia – Perth (main campus), Mandurah, and Rockingham – and two international campuses in Dubai and Singapore. The primary and most extensive location of the institution is the Perth campus, which spans more than 1,400 acres and features facilities for humanities, social sciences, education, economics, and commerce. The southern section of the campus contains an animal farm, regular farm, and a wind turbine centre. The campus prioritises sustainability and houses the Harry Butler Institute, which is committed to environmental research and conservation.

Murdoch University provides a diverse learning environment, opportunities for collaboration, and various sports clubs, including tennis, football, basketball, hockey, volleyball, and badminton. These clubs manage university teams that represent the university in various inter-university competitions, under the mascot Victor the Viking.

Programs Offered

Murdoch University offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, pathway, and English language courses through the following programs:

  • Business
  • Creative Arts & Communications
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Law & Criminology
  • Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Teaching
  • Technology

Why study at Murdoch University?

Murdoch University is a leading institution in Perth, providing hands-on learning experiences that equip students with essential skills and foster independent and critical thinking. It received a 5-star rating in teaching and employability from the QS Stars Assessment 2022. Through the university’s collaboration with industry, students can gain practical experience, which leads to success in their degree. The university also excels in research, with 15 research areas ranked “above world standard” by the Australian Research Council. Additionally, it offers global facilities that provide students with real-world work experience.

Murdoch University Rankings

Murdoch University has been ranked as follows:

  • Top 501-600 in the world by ARWU Shanghai Ranking 2021
  • Top 551-600 in the world by QS World University Rankings 2022
  • Top 501-600 in the world by Times Higher Education World Rankings 2022

What courses are Murdoch University famous for?

Murdoch University offers over 250 undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in various fields, with renowned programs in:

  • Business Administration
  • Agricultural Environment & Forestry
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Politics & International Studies (Top 10 in Australia)
  • Veterinary Science

Murdoch College

Murdoch University has partnered with English language centers and pathway institutions, including Phoenix Academy, Academies Australasia, NIT Australia, and Canning College, among others. These institutes provide English language training and pathway programs to study at Murdoch College.

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