Macquarie is bold and innovative. Unconstrained by tradition, we take a pioneering approach to research. Such an approach is largely responsible for our enviable reputation for research excellence – 100 per cent of our research is ranked at world standard or above and more than 100 of our researchers are ranked in the top one per cent of researchers in the world.

Top reasons to study here

  • Being a Macquarie student will be one of the best times of your life because you’ll have so many opportunities to discover your potential.
  • As well as starting to carve out a fabulous career for yourself, you’ll have opportunities to travel the globe with our support.
  • At Macquarie we work with both Australian and international students to ensure your studies lead you to a satisfying and prosperous career.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (12)
Engineering & Technology (6)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Education & Training (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Law (1)

About

History

While only 50 years young, Macquarie has risen to be a progressive and influential institution both locally and internationally. Our campus brings together 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery.

Education

At Macquarie University we do things a little differently. We’ve always challenged conventions, opening our doors to students no matter who they are or where they come from. We embrace all points of view and we’ll encourage you to question the norm, to be bold and to strive for the extraordinary.

Research

  • The world is a big place. Its challenges are many and they are often complex. But for every challenge there is a solution, growing in somebody’s mind.
  • Macquarie University was founded with a distinct purpose: to bring pioneering minds together and free them from traditional boundaries. To invite perspectives that had previously gone unheard. And together, boldly imagine new ways of thinking.
  • With an enviable reputation for research excellence and a driving desire to produce solutions with real-world impact, our discoveries are paving the way to a brighter future.

Career

  • Some still see university and the eventual job you get as two separate entities. We don’t. At Macquarie we work with both Australian and international students to ensure your studies lead you to a satisfying and prosperous career, one that allows you to dream big and make a difference in this world.
  • Uni is about so much more than getting a degree and a great job at the end – but let’s be honest, carving out that dream career is definitely one of the major reasons people come to uni. At Macquarie, we ensure your studies lead you to a satisfying and prosperous career – one that allows you to dream big and make a difference in this world.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
151 50
2016
201
2015
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
234
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
240 7
2017
247 -18
2016
229
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
251
2017
251 50
2016
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

  • Living among our vibrant community is one of the best experiences you can possibly have as a student. Our accommodation is unique as it provides a balanced academic and social lifestyle among a supportive environment you can’t get anywhere else. Our residents come from all over the world, creating a vibrant community where lifelong friendships are formed.
  • Our accommodation is located both on and off campus and offers unique experiences for its residents. Whether you prefer more supportive to the more independent environments, we offer various living arrangements to suit our diverse student community.

Library services

The University Library includes facilities and services both physical and online. The library is the most striking building on campus and accommodates as many as 15,000 physical visits a day, plus many more online.

ICT services

  • iLab is Macquarie University's personal computer laboratory on the Internet, enabling students to use the Microsoft Windows applications they require to do their university work from anywhere, anytime, on anything.
  • With temporary iLab sessions accessible from the Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS and Android operating systems, the days of being bound by physical labs are coming to an end.

Medical services

  • MQ Health General Practice offers comprehensive and well-established healthcare for your entire family.
  • Our approach is aligned with the progressive thinking that underpins Macquarie University – combining world-class clinical care, teaching and research under the umbrella of MQ Health.
  • We aim to achieve excellence in clinical practice and provide you with the highest-quality patient care.

Student Life

Campus life

Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie’s country-like campus offers 126 hectares of open land and state-of-the-art facilities that provide our community with the space and freedom to think, grow, achieve and effect change.

Sports facilities

Here, it’s all about having options. Our team are here to help you choose how to lead a healthy and active life, by yourself or with friends and family. Participate in our sport and fitness programs, dive into our Olympic-size heated swimming pool, get focused with a personal trainer, or workout at your own pace in our state-of-the-art Health Club.

Student Reviews

Macquarie University
Not worth all that money!
rated 4 out of 5 stars
International students don't get value for their money paid, coz we pay heaps of money and at times lecturers don't even explain that well. Otherwise, Uni's infrastructure is really good.
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Come join Macquarie University!
rated 5 out of 5 stars
It has perfect balance of academic and social life.
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Macquarie University Honest Review
rated 4 out of 5 stars
I personally really like the overall courses, however it is actually a bit hard when the lecture do not have enough time to explain more about the relating question for the next class homework.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia