Skip to Content

Macquarie updates curriculum

Page last published: 25 Aug 2014

Macquarie's new curriculum provides students with a consistent, contemporary and internationally comparable qualification.

Macquarie's new curriculum provides students with a consistent, contemporary and internationally comparable qualification.

Macquarie University has recently undertaken a review of all its undergraduate and postgraduate programs to meet the new Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

The curriculum renewal project incorporates changes to Macquarie's postgraduate coursework programs leading to the award of Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Masters Degree (coursework).

Benefits for postgraduate students

Macquarie's new curriculum provides students with a consistent, contemporary and internationally comparable qualification. Being fully compliant with the AQF standards, the programs offered by Macquarie continue to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines academic rigour with opportunities for career advancement and research.

The volume of learning for a Masters Degree (coursework) is typically 1-2 years. This flexible time frame allows students to enrol in a course structure that is aligned to previous qualifications, personal interests and experience.

Postgraduate courses for 2015

Macquarie's new and recently launched postgraduate programs are designed to comply with the AQF standards.

New for 2015, the Master of Global Health and Development Studies degree is an innovative applied cross-disciplinary program focusing on the intersection between global health challenges and development theory and practice. It involves both comprehensive coursework and applied research experience, enabling students to gain hands-on experience in ethnographic or social impact assessment methodologies.

The new Master of International Law, Governance and Public Policy degree will provide students with a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of relevant legal, governance and policy issues, and will extend students' knowledge of international law, human rights, governance, and policy in both public and private domains.

The recently launched Master of Creative Media and Master of Future Journalism prepare students for a career in the ever-evolving media industry. These programs were developed to provide aspiring and experienced media practitioners and journalists the opportunity to develop expertise in the skills required to expand their careers.

The three-year Juris Doctor degree gives students an advanced knowledge and understanding of the law, and high-level skills and capabilities to not only practice law but apply themselves in a range of professions. It is suitable for students who have completed a non-law bachelor degree (or recognised equivalent) and want an accredited postgraduate legal qualification.

Other postgraduate degrees:

Further information

Interested to do postgraduate study? Learn more about our  postgraduate courses from our Postgraduate page.

Related stories: