Macquarie University

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Law (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

About

History

Founded in 1964, Macquarie University was a pioneer in many fields, including our open admissions procedures, student choice, semester and grading systems, small group teaching and academic self-appraisal.

Most of these practices are now widespread, but at the time, they were undeniably pioneering. 

Education

  • At Macquarie, we give you the freedom to explore your interests across a range of areas, rather than lock you in to a single, narrow field. We do this primarily by offering courses and degrees that are interdisciplinary. 
  • If you’re an undergraduate we also give you the option to undertake double degrees in either complementary, or completely different, areas of study.
  • If you’re interested in postgraduate study you can forge your own path by tailoring coursework and research programs to study subjects both inside and outside your main academic focus area.  

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.
  • Our Career Accelerator initiative is a powerful three-stage process that ensures potential employees will like what they see and get you started on the path to a satisfying career sooner.  

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
175 17
2022
192 3
2021
195
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
195 5
2022
200 14
2021
214
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
201
2021
201
2020
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
2023
-
2022
-
2021
217
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.

Services

Student services

  • We have a range of services on campus, including various childcare options, security and several bars and cafes offering venue hire and catering.
  • Our student accommodation provides a balanced academic and social lifestyle in a supportive environment. Living among our vibrant community is one of the best life and educational experiences you can have as a student.
  • We're proud of our diversity on campus, and we promote a culture of support. Our initiatives support student diversity, including diversity in culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, and religion. 

Housing services

  • Live in our recently opened Central Courtyard Accommodation, which is in the heart of the University campus, so there’s no excuse for missing those early lectures.
  • Enjoy the fun of communal living with a choice of Twin Studios, 4 Bedroom and 6 Bedroom apartment or have your own private apartment with our Studio and 1 Bedroom apartments, the choice is yours! Our accommodation offers the best on campus accommodation. There’s over 16 Common Rooms, Games Rooms, Study Rooms, TV Room, Two Laundry Rooms. We also have a full calendar of Residential Events and a dedicate on site Security Team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Library services

The Library offers a range of online tools and services to meet your research and study needs.

MultiSearch is a single search interface that provides students access to a wide range of online library resources including books, journals, articles, databases, and past exams. Sign in with your OneID.

The Library offers online enquiries and consultations via chat and workshops and training sessions. 

Medical services

Our health services consist of:

  • a general practice clinic
  • individual and multidisciplinary specialist clinics
  • day-only and overnight hospital services at Macquarie University Hospital
  • allied health services
  • medical imaging
  • radiotherapy (provided by GenesisCare) 
  • pathology (provided by DHM Pathology)

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our campus spans 126 hectares, with open green space that gives our community the freedom to think and grow.
  • Over AU$1 billion has recently been invested in our facilities and infrastructure so our students and staff can thrive in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies.
  • With more than 300 global companies on campus or in the Macquarie Park high-tech precinct, our students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while our staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities with some of the world’s leading organisations. 

Sports facilities

Whether you're an elite athlete or more into a spectator sport, sports clubs are a fun way to make new friends and keep fit. You can also compete in local, regional, state and national competitions.

  • AFL Club
  • Cheerleading Club
  • Cricket Club

  • Dance Club 

  • Fencing Club

  • Hockey Club

  • MacAlpine Club

Student clubs

With over 140 student and sports groups, there is probably one at Macquarie for you!

Accreditation

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • CAANZ
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association (Global)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute (Global)
  • The ACT – Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK) 

Student Reviews

Amazing Student Life
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

This University was great to meet people from all over the world. Despite covid I was able to meet people from UK, Italy, Germany, Japan and much more. Meeting the different kind of people during my degree has inspired me to look overseas for an opportunity to further enhance my career with a Master's degree. I was fortunate enough to have only been affected by the...

All-round great experience!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent overall, both academically and in support, and extra curriculars

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Complicated. Started during covid so it probably wasn't the uni's fault that online learning was so difficult for me especially online learning in an arts course.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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