We're renowned for our expertise in science and excited to welcome you to Macquarie. You'll be taught by our award-winning scientists - many of whom are also internationally recognised researchers - which ensures the most up-to-date scientific knowledge is share with you. Teaching - both in and out of the classroom - actively encourages you as students to question, investigate and contribute to the creation of new knowledge and is based on a strong research-based curriculum. 

To help you along the way, our labs and teaching facilities are considered to be among the best in the Asia-Pacific region.

In addition, we're designing connected learning experiences, blending digital and physical spaces with traditional learning practices to integrate your experiences online and offline, both on and off campus.

We're invested in delivering highly regarded science graduates with access to practical skills via PACE and industry exposure to make you truly valuable to the marketplace and successful in your career.


Our courses range from the traditional science disciplines such as biology, chemistry and physics, to information technology, engineering, medical sciences, chiropractic, mathematics, statistics and many other areas in between. We live in times of great innovation, opportunity and challenge. Our courses provide you with the opportunity to build a career that will be rewarding and satisfying.

If you have been made an offer into an undergraduate course, you'll need to accept your offer and enrol. As the beginning of semester approaches, come along to O week to find your feet, find out more about managing your study program, explore PACE opportunities and tap into academic advice and support available throughout your degree.


Postgraduate coursework degrees are programs of study that lead to Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, or Master degrees. They usually require the successful completion of an appropriate Undergraduate degree or diploma course and sometimes applicants must have professional or other experience.

If you have been offered a position into a postgraduate course, you will need to enrol and attend the applicable orientation or commencement programs. It’s important to be aware of any fees and costs associated with your degree, as well as scholarship opportunities available. Then it’s time to manage your coursework program, or research program.

Higher degree research

In 2013, Macquarie University introduced the international-standard two-year research training pathway program leading to the Master of Research. This is Macquarie’s new core pathway to higher degree research study.

Higher degrees by research lead to either Masters or Doctoral awards and are designed to assist graduates to investigate and contribute to advanced knowledge in their chosen discipline and to develop proficiency in conducting research.

To learn more, contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your ideas and potential supervision before applying. For more information on applying please contact the Higher Degree Research Office.

Contact us

Higher Degree Research Office
Research HUB
Building C5C (East), Level 3 
Macquarie University NSW 2109 
Phone: +61 2 9850 7987

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