Murdoch University

World University Rankings 2024
Young University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being 2022
90 South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia, WA 6150, Australia

About Murdoch University

Being part of the Innovative Research Universities group, Murdoch University takes great pride in being a world-renowned research university. It has an impressive reputation for conducting ground-breaking studies, and experienced academics encourage students to be independent thinkers with a focus on the future.

Based in Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia, the University boasts strong connections with overseas partners, domestic government departments and the wider working community, giving students a perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects in their subject area.

Ranked among the world’s best

Murdoch University is a nationally recognised institution, ranked as one of the top 100 young universities (under 50) in the world. Having been at the forefront of Australian research for more than 40 years, Murdoch’s academics, alumni and students have led the way in uncovering some of the world’s most ground-breaking research discoveries. Welcoming new students into its ever growing global community, Murdoch brings pioneering minds together to celebrate education, diversity and innovation.

Globally recognised teaching staff

Studying at Murdoch University isn’t just about learning in your chosen field. It’s about exploring different ways of thinking, developing new skills and discovering different perspectives to help students unlock their true potential. Students are more than just a number at Murdoch; they form part of a close-knit community with thought-provoking academics and pioneering Alumni, all working together to lead the way in global advancements and developments.

Murdoch’s academics have won awards, published books and achieved some amazing accomplishments, but most importantly they’re committed to helping students learn. More than 73% of Murdoch staff hold a doctorate degree, so students can rest assured they are being supported by top academics from around the globe.

Murdoch’s teaching staff are passionate, dedicated and devoted to sharing their discoveries and helping students build the skills, knowledge and life experiences they need to achieve their goals. With a range of supplementary learning tools, such as eLearning platforms and online student portals, students will never miss the essential information that is critical to their studies.
Murdoch University is dedicated to creating the leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow where, through the guidance of their globally recognised teaching staff, Murdoch graduates are industry-ready and capable of tackling the issues of tomorrow.

Undergraduate, postgraduate and research study

With 2 colleges schools offering a range of extensive academic programs, Murdoch has over 250 undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses available, across Business and Law, Health, Science, Engineering, Technology, Social and Cultural Studies, Creative Arts and
Communication, and Teaching.

Career-ready students

Murdoch’s small class sizes provide students with a unique and personal learning experience, giving students ample time to discuss their work with tutors, meaning they have plenty of opportunity to learn from the industry experts that teach them throughout their degree. Guided by leading academics and industry experts, Murdoch students explore new ways of thinking, discover different perspectives and make a real difference by applying cutting-edge theory with real-world experiences.

Academics at Murdoch employ innovative teaching initiatives that ensure, upon graduation, students will be career-ready and equipped to handle a range of different working environments. A large proportion of Murdoch’s schools now offer dedicated simulation areas, allowing students to put their theoretical knowledge to use in a practical setting, which help prepare future teachers for a real-life school experience, an engineering pilot plant, and it even offers a fully-fledged, industry-standard animal hospital, that provides 24-hour emergency care!

Murdoch believes that industry-based, work-related experience is an integral part of learning and preparing students for a successful career. As such, its Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme provides students with invaluable exposure to a range of industries, where students learn first-hand what skills and attributes are required of working professionals. Murdoch graduates enter the workforce with the knowledge and confidence that they will be job-ready, and highly employable, members of society.

Through these stimulating learning environments, students are taught under current industry standards, with supervision from world-class university staff, meaning that there is no doubt that students will be ready for the working world after completing a degree from Murdoch.

Student support

Life at Murdoch is an all-encompassing experience, where students are provided with a range of academic opportunities, extracurricular activities and support services. Students at Murdoch’s Perth campus have 227 hectares of native Australian bushland to explore, making it one of the largest campuses in Australia. With a range of native flora and fauna found throughout the campus, students are provided with the ultimate Australian experience.

International students are welcomed to Murdoch with a weeklong orientation programme that supports their integration into the university. English language workshops, professional development seminars, tutoring, committed support staff and a vast array of health facilities are all offered to Murdoch students, free of charge. Student support services include housing support, course advice, medical services and career assistance are just some of the free amenities available to Murdoch students.


Murdoch understands that studying at university can be a life-changing experience. As an International student, moving abroad to study can be a daunting task. Murdoch can assist with a range of scholarships on offer for commencing and existing domestic and international students. Eligible students could receive a scholarship up to the value of AUD12,000.

Murdoch campuses

Murdoch has an additional two campuses in Western Australia’s southern regions of Rockingham and Mandurah, as well as institutions in both Singapore and Dubai, studying at Murdoch means that students will get only the best in education from a university with an international reputation for excellence.

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Key statistics

  • 62 : 38
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 38%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 34.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 14,816
    Number of FTE Students
  • 19%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Murdoch University

  • Social sciences

    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Life sciences

    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
    • Veterinary Science
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Law

    • Law
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Education

    • Education