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Murdoch University

4.0 out of 5 (10 ratings / 9 reviews) Applecross, New South Wales, Australia
With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff from across 90 different countries, we are proud to be recognised for the impact that our free-thinking graduates, life-changing research, and innovative campus and industry developments have made – both in Western Australia and around the world.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



In 1962, the Government of Western Australia earmarked an area of land in Bull Creek to be the site of a future, second state university. Integral to the planning of the creation of Western Australia's second university was the planning for the School of Veterinary Science, which was to be the first professional faculty of the new university.


As a graduate of Murdoch University, we welcome you to the Murdoch Alumni family. Join a growing domestic and international community of over 70,000 Alumni.

With over 40 years as a leading educational institution, Murdoch University has a wealth of incredible graduates. From leaders in politics, business and research, to Alumni working for the environment or on the coalface of community development; our graduates are making a difference.


Murdoch has always been a research-led University. Since its inception in 1973, Murdoch has encouraged academics and students to challenge conventional wisdom.We believe in engaging with global challenges and in the translation of new knowledge into practice. Murdoch finds inspiration through collaboration. Our research is focused on Health Futures, Food Security and Sustainable Development. We are proud to be a research-led University, committed to meeting global challenges through innovation and inspired thinking.


Careers and Employability provides services and resources to support you in your career journey from first to final year and beyond.We offer information and advice on career planning and development, coordinate workshops and provide job search resources, and with our help, you can develop your professional network and access student and graduate opportunities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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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
501 -100
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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.


Student services

We offer a range of support services and events to help you adjust to university life. You’ll find a dedicated support team for first year students, course advisors at The Student Centre and a range of health, academic and other support services.

Housing services

Be part of a vibrant community of more than 800 students at Murdoch University Village. The village features a wide range of secure apartments as well as recreational facilities, including a beach volleyball court, swimming pool, e-library and a student lounge.You can also join the unique Live, Learn and Grow residential life program which will help you adjust to campus life.The village is owned and operated by Campus Living Villages in close partnership with Murdoch University.

Library services

The Library Operational Plan ensures our ongoing alignment with, and contribution towards, the University’s strategic goals in supporting the learning, teaching and

research activities at Murdoch.

The University Library is a diverse group working together to provide a variety of services.

Student Life

Campus life

Our unique Perth campus features beautiful native bushland, specialised educational and recreational facilities and a range of essential support services.

Our Perth campus is set in a beautiful bush environment and covers over 227 hectares, making it one of the largest campuses in Australia.

Our campus is changing to strengthen our connections with our landscape, community and our core purpose of high quality teaching and research.

Sports facilities

Murdoch Sports manages all Sport and Recreation at Murdoch University including:

  • University Sports Clubs
  • University representative teams to compete at state, national and international level
  • The National University Championships squads
  • On campus student social sports competitions
  • Inter-Faculty sports competition
  • Staff social sports
  • The annual Staff Games
  • The on campus sports and recreation Centre
  • The Zone fitness centre

Student clubs

Murdoch Guild clubs are the heart of campus life and culture. They bring students together outside the academic setting and provide unforgettable experiences, events and friendships. Boasting over 110 affiliated Clubs, we have something for everyone, so whether you are looking to partake in an afternoon of DnD or pursue glory on the sports fields, we’re sure to have something that’s a fit for you.Getting involved with one of our clubs is easy! 

Student Reviews

Normal life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good experience with both teachers and patients

From an average student to a great experience.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The teaching was great, I had the enjoyiment of classes from quality teachers. The only detail that frustrated me was that some of the facilities were not functional and therefore we could not get access to appreciate some technologies. Another negative factor was that we could not use the laboratories to experiment with biomass as we were supposed to.

The graduating student of 2020
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I started with my foundation program in murdoch university and started my bachelors in 2018 September its almost been 4 years and every day was an adventure. There was no day when I did not feel like attending my classes or go to university. My friends are great, the factuality is so friendly and even the university staff. And since the pandemic started the classes have...

Applecross, New South Wales, Australia

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