Murdoch University

Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Our vibrant campus in Dubai caters for the area's growing demand for skilled professionals across a range of industries. All courses follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia, taught by highly qualified international lecturers. The degrees awarded are issued from Australia and are exactly the same as the ones conferred on campus in Australia.

The Dubai campus was inaugurated in 2008 by His Excellency Shelkh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, the UAE Minster of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and is situated at Dubai International Academic City. The branch is licenced by the Dubai Government regulator, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

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 Media 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.

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.

Global top 100

Global top 100

Ranked amongst the top 100 young universities in the world Young Universities Ranking 2017, Times Higher Education

Five-star Rating

Five-star Rating

For graduate starting salaries and educational experience The Good Universities Guide 2018

Excellence in research

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

Dr James Trotter, Dean and Academic President

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