Macquarie University

Introduction

Macquarie achieved the maximum 5 rating -- outstanding performance well above world standard -- in three science disciplines in the recent Australian Government Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, and 85 per cent of the University's research activity was rated as performing at world standard or higher.

First-class facilities

Recent investments of over $1billion in infrastructure have allowed us to offer students and researchers the best technology and facilities, such as:

  • Australia's most technologically advanced private hospital on a university campus
  • Australian Hearing Hub
  • global headquarters of Cochlear Ltd
  • a state-of-the-art library featuring a robotic book storage and retrieval system
  • a swimming and sports complex
  • an on-campus railway station

Macquarie at a glance

  • Australia's number 1 modern university, offering internationally recognised and respected degrees
  • multi-billion dollar investment in facilities and infrastructure, including the most high-tech university library in Australia
  • Australia's most technologically advanced hospital including the country's only gamma knife for leading-edge treatment of brain cancer
  • a campus in one of the largest business and technology precincts in the southern hemisphere, creating a hub of innovation and excellence
  • a 126-hectare park-like campus protected by our award-winning sustainability practices

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Master

Master of Accounting (CPA Extension)

Campus Full time 2,5 years January 2017 Australia Sydney North Ryde + 1 more

The Master of Accounting (CPA Extension) enables you to obtain a university qualification and receive extensive academic support while you prepare for... [+]

Master of Accounting (CPA Extension)

 

The Master of Accounting (CPA Extension) enables you to obtain a university qualification and receive extensive academic support while you prepare for the CPA external examinations: our graduates consistently rank higher in grade results in the CPA program than non-Macquarie graduates. This degree also gives you a particular focus on communicative competence as well as strong technical skills.We are the only NSW university licensed to teach the CPA program. We invest in supporting students with communication, presentation skills and career related workshops so that our graduates receive much higher results with their CPA exams.We engage our students with the Departmental Advisory Board to learn more about industry and the profession. We have a well-known research centre – International Governance and Performance Research Centre (IGAP) that works very closely with external stakeholders.... [-]


Master of Accounting (Professional)

Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program... [+]

Master of Accounting (Professional)

 

Looking to change your career and be part of a growing profession? Macquarie University has Australia’s largest postgraduate accounting program and provides a pathway for university graduates in any discipline to acquire qualifications that are fully recognised by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Key features

Enables you to qualify for membership with an Australian professional accounting association Ensures you are taught by accounting academics and practitioners who are experts in their field: a number of our teaching staff also act as consultants to the ICAA and CPA Australia Offers a flexible class time for students who work full-time This degree can be combined with the Master of Commerce to give you a two year course to explore other areas of interest and qualify with an accredited accounting degree CRICOS registration is being sought for the Master of Accounting (Professional) with Master of Commerce. This program will be available for international students once CRICOS-registered ... [-]

Master of Actuarial Practice

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree is designed for non-actuarial graduates who wish to obtain a professionally accredited qualification in actuarial science. Actuaries work in the... [+]

Master of Actuarial Practice

 

This degree is designed for non-actuarial graduates who wish to obtain a professionally accredited qualification in actuarial science. Actuaries work in the financial management and control of insurance and related entities, and in the quantitative aspects of insurance, banking, investment and finance.

 

Key features

Allows you to complete part or all of Part I and II of the Actuaries Institute professional qualifications Gives you the chance for partial professional accreditation with the Actuaries Institute if you demonstrate strong academic performance Offers a range of electives in actuarial science, statistics, finance and economics ... [-]

Master of Applied Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde Singapore Buona Vista area China Beijing Sydney Melbourne + 7 more

Macquarie University’s Master of Applied Finance offers genuinely applied finance, taught in Sydney and Melbourne CBDs by highly experienced... [+]

Master of Applied Finance

 

Macquarie University’s Master of Applied Finance offers genuinely applied finance, taught in Sydney and Melbourne CBDs by highly experienced practitioners. It is portable across teaching locations, assists students preparing for CFA examinations and explores funds management, corporate finance, risk management, and instruments and valuation.

 

 

Key features

Gives you strong industry connections through educational partnerships with CFA and PRIMA and an outstanding alumni network Ensures you are taught by highly experienced practitioners Focuses on real-world finance Offers a wide range of elective units Provides a flexible and portable program in a convenient city location ... [-]

Master of Applied Linguistics

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is... [+]

Master of Applied Linguistics

 

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is concerned with applied language study. It is internationally relevant and focuses on the development of analytic skills and understanding the complex relationship between language use and context, and research in these areas.

 

Key features

Lets you study with one of the largest and most diverse Linguistics departments in Australia, which features four research centres Offers flexible study options allowing you to study on-campus, distance (online), or mixed Provides an internationally relevant and highly regarded qualification Can be combined with the Master of Translating and Interpreting ... [-]

Master of Biotechnology

Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Biotechnology gives you a core competency in advanced molecular biotechnology approaches including molecular biology, protein... [+]

Master of Biotechnology

 

The Master of Biotechnology gives you a core competency in advanced molecular biotechnology approaches including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, proteomics and applied microbiology. In addition it offers you advanced skills in critical thinking, experimental design and writing for peer-reviewed scientific literature.

 

Key features

Gives you a strong interdisciplinary and practical focus reflective of the needs of the marketplace Draws on expertise from the Departments of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, Biological Sciences, Computing and Statistics Incorporates Macquarie University’s expertise in proteomics This degree can be combined with the Master of Commerce ... [-]

Master of Biotechnology with the degree of Master of Commerce

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The double degree of Master of Biotechnology with the degree of Master of Commerce provides both an understanding of a multidisciplinary approach to... [+]

Master of Biotechnology with the degree of Master of Commerce

 

The double degree of Master of Biotechnology with the degree of Master of Commerce provides both an understanding of a multidisciplinary approach to Biotechnology as well as the opportunity to acquire functional business skills.The Master of Biotechnology offers students a core competency in advanced molecular biotechnology approaches including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, proteomics and applied microbiology. In addition it offers students postgraduate level skills in critical thinking, literature and peer review, and experimental design.The Master of Commerce delivers a flexible, student-centred and relevant postgraduate business education in a range of disciplines. It is highly practical and designed to meet the career needs of graduates.... [-]


Master of Clinical Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree is the professional training course for those who want to practice as clinical psychologists. It equips you to become a high calibre practitioner... [+]

Master of Clinical Psychology

 

This degree is the professional training course for those who want to practice as clinical psychologists. It equips you to become a high calibre practitioner who is well grounded in theory and practice, and capable of moving across a range of clinically oriented areas.

 

Key features

Offers a variety of subjects including psychopathology, cognitive behaviour therapy, and clinical psychopharmacology Ensures you become capable of working in a variety of clinically oriented areas and assuming full independent professional responsibility through supervised practical placements Gives you access to the Macquarie University Psychology Clinic as well as other research and training facilities including the Emotional Health Clinic. ... [-]

Master of Commerce

Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This world-class degree delivers a flexible, career-oriented and relevant postgraduate business education in a range of disciplines. It is highly practical... [+]

Master of Commerce

 

This world-class degree delivers a flexible, career-oriented and relevant postgraduate business education in a range of disciplines. It is highly practical, designed to meet employer needs and provides graduates with the capabilities for careers in the professions.

 

 

Key features

Offers breadth or depth of knowledge – develop your knowledge across a broad area of business and commerce, or elect to complete one or two specialisations to develop depth of knowledge in those areas Allows you to create a program which takes into account knowledge and skills from your prior working experience or recent undergraduate studies This degree can be combined with the Master of Advanced Professional Accounting or the Master of Biotechnology, or with the Master of Commerce to give you a two year course to explore other areas of interest and qualify with an accredited accounting degree ... [-]

Master of Economics

Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This globally focused degree is designed for graduates who want to become professional economists or econometricians. Even if you have not studied... [+]

Master of Economics

 

This globally focused degree is designed for graduates who want to become professional economists or econometricians. Even if you have not studied economics at undergraduate level you can graduate with a world-class specialisation in economics.

Key features

Offers a wide range of subjects exploring the theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics at an advanced level Provides a strong global focus and a comprehensive, international outlook, ensuring you are ready for the next step in your career Puts you at the forefront of new knowledge as you are taught by highly qualified academic staff with industry-relevant experience Broadens your skills and equips you with the knowledge required to move between roles ... [-]

Master of Environment - Environmental Management

Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Environment is an interdisciplinary degree that offers specialisations in Environmental Management, Environmental Science and... [+]

Master of Environment - Environmental Management

 

The Master of Environment is an interdisciplinary degree that offers specialisations in Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies.This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to environmental management. A major focus of the degree is to teach you how to work with people from different disciplinary perspectives in order to find environmental solutions.

 

Key features

Offers real-life environmental consultancy projects for real clients through the Environmental Management Practice unit Provides a grounding in environmental research and environmental law Builds skills in critical thinking, report writing and oral presentation ... [-]

Master of Environment - Environmental Studies

Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Environment is an interdisciplinary degree that offers specialisations in Environmental Management, Environmental Science and... [+]

Master of Environment - Environmental Studies

 

The Master of Environment is an interdisciplinary degree that offers specialisations in Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies.This specialisation is the broadest and most flexible within the Master of Environment. It is designed for those who wish to tailor their degree to add depth or cover new areas to suit their specific professional needs. It also suits those who wish to experience a broader scope in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.

 

Key features

Lets you tailor the degree to develop specialist skills in diverse areas of interest Allows you to develop depth in any two areas such as environmental law, environmental management, environmental planning and pollution science ... [-]

Master of Information Technology

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

The Master of Information Technology program provides the opportunity to strengthen your understanding of underlying principles by applying them to... [+]

Master of Information Technology

 

The Master of Information Technology is designed for students who are established IT professionals and want to hone their skills in a particular area, build on the knowledge gained in their undergraduate degree, or to simply give themselves the edge in career advancement.The Master of Information Technology program provides the opportunity to strengthen your understanding of underlying principles by applying them to practical, industry focused problems. Knowledge and skills gained in the coursework units is consolidated in a project unit in a leading edge topic.

Key features

Study units have been developed in partnership and consultation with industry Professionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Gives you the opportunity to undertake a major project, providing you with practical, often industry-based experience Specialisations are available in Information Systems, Management, Security and Network Management, and Web Engineering Offers students who successfully complete the Master of Information Technology with a minimum GPA of 3.50, the chance to proceed to the Master of Information Technology Consulting (subject to an interview) ... [-]

Master of International Business

Campus Full time 1,5 year January 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

A business degree with a global outlook: this degree provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills in core business disciplines with... [+]

Master of International Business

 

A business degree with a global outlook: this degree provides the opportunity to acquire contemporary knowledge and skills in core business disciplines with an international focus. It provides graduates with the capabilities to become effective global professionals.

 

Key features

Provides breadth and international focus – develop a solid grounding in international business studies through core study in accounting, economics, finance and marketing This degree can be combined with the Master of International Communication and the Master of International Relations

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Master of International Communication

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree looks at problems currently being faced in the areas of communication and modernisation, and puts your understanding of these... [+]

Master of International Communication

 

This degree looks at problems currently being faced in the areas of communication and modernisation, and puts your understanding of these situations in relevant contexts.It draws on a variety of fields of study, including media communication, international relations and cultural studies.

 

Key features

Gives you access to the research strengths of our academic staff Provides you with specialised knowledge and skills in the field of international communication Examines problems in the areas of communication and modernisation in relevant contexts This degree can be combined with the Master of International Business or the Master of International Relations ... [-]

Master of International Relations

Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Do you want an international career in the private or public sector, NGOs, communications or international business? Develop an in-depth understanding... [+]

Master of International Relations

 

Do you want an international career in the private or public sector, NGOs, communications or international business? Develop an in-depth understanding of international relations with our flexible and ‘real-world’ focused degree. You will explore the issues and processes of specific regions and trouble spots, as well as study global institutions.

 

Key features

Develops your understanding of the political, social, economic and legal processes and institutions of the international system Lets you learn from leading academics in the fields of international relations theory, democratisation, human rights, globalisation, security studies, regionalisation, and global political economy Gives you access to our innovative Global Leadership Program so you can take advantage of student exchange opportunities Offers the chance to enhance your degree through work experience in an approved institution in Australia or overseas This degree can be combined with the Master of International Business, the Master of International Communications, the Master of International Trade and Commerce Law or the Master of Translating and Interpreting ... [-]

Master of International Security Studies

Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in... [+]

Master of International Security Studies

 

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in the aftermath of September 11 2001.

 

Key features

Gives you the opportunity to undertake master level study in the workplace, supervised and coordinated through web-based activities Offers contemporary and rigorous academic study in security studies and intelligence analysis, as well as transnational crime, international law and political violence This degree can be combined with the Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism ... [-]

Master of Management

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Sydney Hong Kong North Ryde + 2 more

This program fully prepares you for either a generic senior management position, or a senior management position within a certain field, whether it’s marketing... [+]

Master of Management

 

Detailed insights into a specific field of management are the defining feature of the Master of Management (MOM).This program fully prepares you for either a generic senior management position, or a senior management position within a certain field, whether it’s marketing, finance or another function you aspire to lead.

 

 

Key features

Students are drawn from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, bringing a variety of perspectives to the classroom, enabling the program to provide an excellent mix of theory and practice. Over the course of 10 units, you can delve more deeply into your chosen subject area than is possible via a Postgraduate Diploma in Management via the ability to select two elective units. ... [-]

Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence... [+]

Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

 

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence analysis techniques and organised crime. Also considered is the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to counter terrorism, drawing on recent case studies and the funding of terrorism.

Key features

Gives you access to experts from around the world with practical experience in all levels of security Lets you study the latest developments and analyse the challenges, threats and opportunities confronting the Pacific region Examines the impact of media and modern communications technology on policing, intelligence gathering and security Considers historical and contemporary dilemmas that may influence intelligence gathering and analysis, policy development and implementation in the region This degree can be combined with the Master of International Security Studies ... [-]

Master of Translating and Interpreting

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree provides proficient bilinguals with the linguistic, technical and professional skills to work as translators and/or interpreters, as well as an... [+]

Master of Translating and Interpreting

 

This degree provides proficient bilinguals with the linguistic, technical and professional skills to work as translators and/or interpreters, as well as an academic grounding in translation and interpreting theory and research skills.It is offered in a number of languages depending on demand and resources: including Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean.You can specialise in interpreting or translating in 18 months, or you can pursue a double specialisation over 2 years.

 

Key features

Uses up-to-date classroom management, language learning and translation software to enhance student learning Offers a practicum component in a wide range of organisations Provides a pathway to the Master of Advanced Translation and Master of Conference Interpreting for eligible students This degree can be combined with Master of International Relations or Master of Applied Linguistics ... [-]

MA

Master of Arts

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

With Macquarie's Master of Arts you can discover the world of ancient Egypt, explore a wide range of literary texts both past and present, or delve into modern... [+]

Master of Arts

 

Whatever your field of interest, the Master of Arts broadens your outlook and helps you to branch out in the direction you want to grow.With Macquarie's Master of Arts you can discover the world of ancient Egypt, explore a wide range of literary texts both past and present, or delve into modern history including Australian history, cultural history, Europe and the West, world/transnational history and historiography.You can also explore the principles and practices of children's literature; extend and challenge yourself as a writer; study literary texts, their social and historical contexts; or examine the nexus between media, law and culture.

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