About Murdoch Dubai
Murdoch University Dubai is a branch campus of Murdoch University, one of Australia’s emerging research universities, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Established in 2007 in Dubai International Academic City, we moved to the heart of the impressive Dubai Knowledge Park in May 2020. Our vibrant new purpose-built campus in Dubai Knowledge Park, at 2500 sq metres over two levels, is twice as large as our former home. It features world-class facilities, including a dedicated cybersecurity lab with custom-built systems and education-focused furniture and ‘touchdown’ breakout spaces to promote a collaborative teaching and learning environment.
The campus is licenced by the Dubai Government regulator, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). It is also regulated from Australia by the Australian government’s national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). This double government-level oversight assures you of the highest quality international education.
Our home campus in Perth, Western Australia, has more than 23,000 students and 2,500 staff from across almost 100 different countries, studying in over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses or majors, over a comprehensive range of disciplines and professions. Murdoch has earned an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research over the past 35 years, as it has grown and matured.
Our flexible learning options are tailored to allow you to design your course of study in accordance with your own personal requirements. Why choose between Business and Communications when you can do both? Our double major option allows you to combine two different disciplines into one well-rounded education without extending your time at university.
At Murdoch, we are proud to have internationally-qualified faculty teaching you globally recognized degrees. Regardless of whether you are a foundation program student or an undergraduate or postgraduate student, the quality of the teachers and the programs on offer are world-class, skills-focused and globally relevant.
Studying at Murdoch University Dubai isn't just about learning in your chosen field. It's also about exploring new ways of thinking, discovering different perspectives and finding ways to make a difference. We've got the support, facilities and flexibility to help you gain the skills, knowledge and life experience you need to reach your goals as a #MurdochFreeThinker.
Global top 100
Ranked amongst the top 100 young universities in the world (Young Universities Ranking 2019, Times Higher Education)
For Overall Experience, Teaching Quality, Student:Teacher Ratio and Student Support (The Good Universities Guide 2020)
Excellence in research
World-class standard or above in 85 per cent of research disciplines (Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 Australian Research Council)
Message from the Dean
Welcome to Murdoch University in Dubai, UAE. We are one of Australia’s leading universities in Dubai, and a place where staff and students from all over the world come together to make a difference. We're proud of our international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction.
Murdoch University in Dubai is located in the heart of the impressive Dubai International Academic City. Established in 2007, we are a branch campus of Murdoch University, one of Australia’s leading emerging universities. Our home campus in Perth, Western Australia, has more than 22,000 students and 2,500 staff from across almost 100 different countries, studying in over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses or majors, over a comprehensive range of disciplines and professions. Murdoch has earned an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research over the past 35 years, as it has grown and matured.
At Murdoch Dubai you will earn a fully accredited Australian degree with its associated international recognition. All our programs are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) in Australia and locally authorized by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). The same transferable standards apply regardless of whether you are studying in Perth, in Dubai or one of our other international or regional campuses. Our students have the option to transfer credits earned across our network of campuses on a short or long-term basis, for a truly international learning experience.
We place great emphasis on the quality of our students’ study and university experience. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and curriculum content and our multicultural ethos. With over 550 students, taught by international faculty from around the world, Murdoch University Dubai is a stimulating and vibrant place to learn. We provide excellent facilities to our students: cutting-edge technology, modern teaching spaces and committed student learning support, backed by a dedicated and globally educated faculty. We offer a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. At the undergraduate level, we offer courses in Business (finance, management, and marketing), Information Technology (computer science and business information systems) and Media and Communications (journalism, public relations, and screen production). At the postgraduate level, we offer a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education. Students not qualifying for direct entry and seeking an alternative pathway into university can consider completing our associated foundation programme. This caters to the needs of high school, international and mature students wishing to gain entry into a university degree.
We constantly strive to meet the unique challenges that face students in the UAE as they look to assume leadership roles in the region and across the world. All our graduates are prepared with the vital communication and creative thinking skills, with deep practical knowledge in their subject, and with an awareness of global perspectives. They are articulate and analytically-minded, with the confidence to take a place on the global stage. It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Murdoch University in Dubai. Our dedicated team of staff looks forward to supporting you in your exciting journey of learning and exploration.
Dr James Trotter, Dean and Academic President