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Murdoch University

Murdoch University is a public university in Perth, Western Australia, with campuses also in Singapore and Dubai. Its name is taken from Sir Walter Murdoch (1874–1970), the Founding Professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia.

Murdoch is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities.

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Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
18,500 4,550 48%..

Murdoch University
Murdoch University
Murdoch University
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Estd
1973
Institution
PUBLIC
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Cost of Living
As a general guide, if you’re going to live out of home while you study, you’ll probably want to budget around A$500 per week for your living expenses in Perth. This figure does not include your course fees, the cost of running a vehicle, textbook costs or holiday travel costs. If you’re an international student, it’s a good idea to arrive in Australia with easy access to approximately $500 to pay for miscellaneous expenses associated with settling in Perth. If you have not pre-paid for housing, or if you will be staying in accommodation which is unfurnished, you should bring more to pay for start-up costs such as a bond, advance rent and furniture.
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Murdoch University is a public university in Perth, Western Australia, with campuses also in Singapore and Dubai. Its name is taken from Sir Walter Murdoch (1874–1970), the Founding Professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia.

Murdoch is a verdant university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities.

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
18,500 4,550 48% 30:7

The university has three campuses located in Western Australia: the main South Street Campus that boasts a range of facilities, including a vet hospital, a farm, an engineering pilot plant, a chiropractic clinic, a Media Arts centre and more; its Rockingham Campus, based on the state’s southern coast; and the Peel Campus, which houses the school of Nursing and Midwifery.

The university also has campuses in Dubai and Singapore, which enables Murdoch’s students – numbering around 22,000 in Perth (which includes 2,000 international students from 100 countries) – to take advantage of study abroad opportunities. There are approximately 8,000 students enrolled offshore.

When Murdoch was founded in 1975, it  had 510 students and were the acknowledged choice of ‘free-thinkers’. Today, it is  a lot bigger - and it’s the direct result of that same freethinking choice made by more than 22,000 current students.

Its nine schools comprise Arts, Engineering and Information Technology, Education, the Health Professions, Law, Management and Governance, Psychology and Exercise Science, as well as the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, and the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences.

The university adopts a flexible approach to learning, to help students juggle their academic work around lifestyle commitments. It encourages a philosophy of ‘free thinking’ and work-related experience alongside academic study.

It also prides itself on being one of the country’s leading research institutions with a growing number of industry partnerships to its name.

The university’s South Street campus is also home to an art collection of national significance. Celebrating the creativity and diversity of Australian art, the collection comprises work by internationally recognised artists, including contemporary Western Australian and Australian artists, and traditional and contemporary Indigenous artists.

Murdoch graduates are sought after by business and industry as a result of the high-quality teaching, leading-edge research and relevant real-world learning, which combine to shape the holistic Murdoch student experience and create distinctive competitive advantage.

Notable alumni:

                Visam Ali – Maldivian politician

•             Adam Bandt – Australian Politician

•             Reg Bolton – clown

•             Jeremy Callaghan – actor

•             Leonard Collard - Author, Professor of Indigenous studies University of Western Australia

•             Tracey Cross – Australian Paralympic swimmer

•             James Edelman – justice of the Federal Court of Australia and former justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia

•             Alan Eggleston – Australian politician

•             Vivienne Elanta – environmental activist

•             Brian Greig – Australian politician

•             Frederic Jevons – biochemist and educator

 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY 095504A (LEGAL STUDIES)
Tution Fees
$28,560.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION 095508G (JOURNALISM)
Tution Fees
$28,560.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

MASTERS OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT 077163M
Tution Fees
$31,080.00
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION 10345..
Tution Fees
$28,560.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF ARTS 079364G (INTERNATIONAL AID AND DE..
Tution Fees
$25,920.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

MASTERS IN VETERINARY CLINICAL STUDIES 099315G
Tution Fees
$47,160.00
Duration
 1.5 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF ARTS 079364G (GLOBAL CHALLENGES)
Tution Fees
$25,920.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 079334C (CONSERVATION AND WILD..
Tution Fees
$31,200.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF ARTS 079364G (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT)
Tution Fees
$25,920.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

MASTERS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 072141B
Tution Fees
$33,360.00
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY TEACHING) 101765
Tution Fees
$28,560.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Criminology(Legal Studies)
Tution Fees
$29,713.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION 095508G (WEB COMMUNICATI..
Tution Fees
$28,560.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE 102135 (CROP AND ..
Tution Fees
$31,200.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF NURSING 102199J
Tution Fees
$31,200.00
Duration
 3-3.5 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 102605M (ARTIFI..
Tution Fees
$28,560.00
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY, 1-10 HEALTH AND PH..
Tution Fees
$28,560.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

MASTERS OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES 077165J
Tution Fees
$28,800.00
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

Bachelor of Engineering(Industrial Computer System..
Tution Fees
$33,459.00
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND SECURITY 0930..
Tution Fees
$28,800.00
Duration
 2 Years 
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INDIA All India Senior School Certificate/Indian School Certificate/Senior Secondary Certificate (CBSE) - State Boards are not acceptable

 70% or Higher in English year 12

Bachelor of Law

 90% or Higher in English year 12

  Bachelor of Nursing /Bachelor of Veterinary Science/ Bachelor of Education    

Does not meet English for direct entry

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum English Entry (excluding Law, Nursing, Veterinary and Education)

IELTS overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0

 Bachelor of Law / Bachelor of Nursing  

 IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5

Bachelor of Veterinary Science/ Bachelor of Education    

 IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0

POSTGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS:

IELTS overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0

 Master of Education

 Master of Veterinary Studies in Conservation Medicine;

 Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation;

 Master of Food Security;

  Master of Protected Area Management

IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

  Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies;

  Graduate Certificate in Migration Law

IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5

  Postgraduate Psychology and Counselling courses

IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0

  Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

IELTS overall score of 7.5 with no band less than 7.0

  Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary);

  Master of Teaching (Primary)

IELTS overall score of 7.5 with no band less than 7.0 in reading and writing and 8.0 in speaking and listening

RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS:

•             IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0)

Academic entry requirements:

Undergraduate requirements:

All India Senior School Certificate or Comparable Qualification (awarded by CBSE or CISCE)

Average of 60% for best 4 academic subjects or higher

Postgraduate requirements:

Graduate Coursework Degrees Applicants for admission must normally hold a Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) or its equivalent in an area relevant to the proposed course. Entry to some graduate coursework qualifications requires satisfactory preparation for the course through previous studies and/or work experience. See individual course descriptions for more specific entry requirements. Application deadlines for each course may vary, please review the admission information for each course to determine any additional deadlines or admission requirements.

Research  requirements:

Applicants for admission to a research degree must normally hold at least an upper second-class Honours Bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree only, but who have evidence of subsequent scholarly or professional attainments providing adequate research preparation, may also be considered.

 Applicants for admission to the Research Masters (with Training) must normally hold a Bachelor's degree and a graduate course requiring at least one year of full-time study or the equivalent of at least two years of full-time relevant professional experience or demonstrated relevant research capacity, or a four-year degree.

 Applicants for Professional Doctorates must normally have completed a four-year qualification at an appropriate level (four-year Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or Bachelor's degree and graduate diploma), and have satisfactory preparation including training in research methods. See individual course descriptions for more specific entry requirements.

Where to live

If you won’t be living at home with your family while you study at Murdoch, you’ll need to think about where you’ll live and how much it will cost. There are several different types of accommodation available, both on campus and in the surrounding suburbs.

On-campus accommodation

Murdoch University offers on-campus accommodation at Murdoch University Village. Accommodation at the Village fills quickly and the University recommends that applications be submitted as soon as possible. Applications should be submitted online through the web site.

Murdoch University Village Murdoch University Village is located in lush native bushland surrounds on the western end of the South Street campus.

 The Village offers a diverse range of one- to eight-bedroom apartments for over 800 students, including a choice of modern one-, two- and five-bedroom apartments opened in 2009.

 All apartments are fully furnished and self catered, featuring kitchens, lounge areas, bathrooms and bedrooms (with the option of ensuite, single, double and twin share).

 Residents can access public transport and travel to and from the Perth CBD with ease via bus service to purchase any linen or homewares they may need during their stay.

 A range of accessible accommodation options is available for students with disabilities.

On-site facilities have been designed to enhance the student lifestyle and include a swimming pool, e-library, recreation room, student lounge, television room, study centre and beach volleyball and basketball courts.

 An extensive event program offers activities to support social, academic and personal development, from movie nights to study groups and cooking classes. The Village has also implemented their award-winning V1 First Year Uni Program, designed to assist first-year students with settling in, making new friends and learning about the local area.

 If residents need help, a friendly Resident Assistant team is available to provide support, help students settle into the community and adjust to life in Australia. Resident Assistants, staff and/or security are on site 24 hours a day. Visit the web site for more details.

Off-campus accommodation

Accommodation arrangements vary from home stay with provision of meals, through to sharing a house or apartment. Students should ensure they have temporary accommodation arranged if they intend to source more permanent accommodation after arrival.

If you prefer to live away from campus, costs will vary depending on whether you choose an apartment or a house, and whether you decide to share rent by living with other students or go it alone.

The Guild provides an off-campus accommodation database of rooms and properties advertised for students, and available rental properties in Perth are advertised with REIWA. Off-campus housing is available through an Off-Campus Housing Referral Service. The Murdoch University Village web site includes links to other sites where private rental and share accommodation are advertised.

Additional start-up costs are likely to be involved in renting a property, such as a rental bond of four weeks rent and a couple of weeks’ rent in advance. Utilities such as power and gas may not be included in your rent, which is something to bear in mind when considering accommodation options.

 

 

Murdoch University

International Welcome Scholarship (IWS)

International Welcome Scholarships are open to eligible international students who choose to study a Murdoch University eligible Bachelor, Honours, Postgraduate Diploma or Master by Coursework degree.

Some other scholarships are also available. Please refer to the university website for full details.

Alistair Murdoch

Australian Institute of Energy

Banksia Association

Clyde McGill and Colleen Rigby

CSBP Fertilisers Agricultual Science

Dean's Scholarship for Scientific Excellence - Honours

Dean's Scholarship for Scientific Excellence - Undergraduate & Postgraduate

International Welcome

Len Cullen

Loneragan Family Trust

Murdoch University Academic Excellence Awards - International Students

Murdoch University Alumni Appeal

Regional Research Projects

Sandrina Park

TAFE WA Rewards

UniBank

 

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90 South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia, WA 6150, Australia

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