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This degree is designed for 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 and other areas of business. Read more

Overview

This degree is designed for 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 and other areas of business.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-actuarial-practice

Key benefits

- 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
- Offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

The actuarial qualification has international recognition and many of our graduates work in international financial centres such as London, New York, Singapore, and Shanghai.

Suitable for

This degree is suitable for graduates who wish to pursue a career in actuarial and related statistical science and have a strong background in quantitative or business related disciplines.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
Part I of the professional qualification covers the core technical skills that are essential knowledge for any actuary.

Completion of the following units as part of this degree with sufficiently good results may exempt students from Part I of the Actuaries Institute professional qualification requirements (subjects CT1 to CT8): CT1: ACST851, CT2: ACST852, CT3: STAT810 or STAT806, CT4: ACST818 and ACST819, CT5: ACST859 and ACST860, CT6: ACST861 and ACST862, CT7: ECON991, CT8: ACST816 and ACST817.

Part II covers the application of these core technical skills to the financial management and control of insurance companies and related entities. Completion of the units ACST831, ACST832 and ACST871, with sufficiently good results may meet the requirements for Part II of the Actuaries Institute.

Note:
Students who have passed some of the Part I or Part II examinations of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, or equivalent, may be granted advanced standing of 16 credit points (four units) provided these exams have not been counted as credit towards an undergraduate degree.

Students with appropriate background may also be granted exemption from some or all of the four degree gateway units ACST601, ACST602, ACST603 and ACST604.

- Career Opportunities
Completion of this degree can lead to well paid and rewarding career opportunities in the insurance, financial services and banking industries, and in the quantitative modelling of consumer behaviour and data analytics.

The actuarial qualification has international recognition and many of our graduates work in international financial centres such as London, New York, Singapore and Shanghai.

Employers
- Accounting firms
- Actuarial and superannuation consulting firms
- Banks and funds management
- General insurance companies
- Health insurance companies
- Life insurance companies
- Management consulting firms
- Public sector
- Stockbrokers

Average starting salary
According to the Actuaries Institute the number of qualified actuaries in Australia as at May 2010 was 1755. Typically, a newly qualified actuary would earn around $95,000 – $110,000 per annum, with at least an $11,000 increase per year for several years. More senior, experienced professionals earn in the vicinity of $200,000 per annum.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-actuarial-practice

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Our Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) is the first medical school in Australia to offer credentialed sub-speciality, post-fellowship training. Read more

Overview

Our Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) is the first medical school in Australia to offer credentialed sub-speciality, post-fellowship training. It is located next to Macquarie University Hospital, Australia’s only private hospital on a university campus. In other words, our researchers and teachers are given a uniquely high level of support.

The Master of Advanced Medicine degree is a one-year (full-time) program that is ideally suited to those who have completed a relevant College training program (or equivalent) and who wish to acquire a university qualification demonstrating mastery of clinical competence in a particular specialisation, acquisition of life-long learning skills and a capacity for leadership.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-medicine

Key benefits

- Hands-on clinical experience, supervised and supported by experienced clinical leaders
- Develops medical qualities including a commitment to lifelong learning and research
- A range of sub-specialisations available
- Includes coursework, practice portfolio and a research dissertation

Suitable for

This program is ideally suited to those who have completed a college training program (eg. RACP, or equivalent).

It is intended for doctors who wish to develop specific expertise in a medical sub-specialty as well as research and leadership capabilities.

Applicants must have four years post-graduate experience, including evidence of a commitment to medical training.

Applications from doctors who are nearing completion a college program may be considered for admission, provided that they complete their training prior to graduation.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-medicine

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If you already have a bachelors degree in accounting (or are otherwise eligible to enrol in the CPA program) then the Master of Advanced Professional Accounting will allow you to become a qualified practicing accountant. Read more

Overview

If you already have a bachelors degree in accounting (or are otherwise eligible to enrol in the CPA program) then the Master of Advanced Professional Accounting will allow you to become a qualified practicing accountant.

Our graduates consistently rank higher in grade results in the CPA program than non-Macquarie graduates. We have the largest number of high distinctions every year at the annual CPA awards and the highest pass rate (91 per cent) as of July 2013.

In addition to offering the professional segments of CPA Australia, this course has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – meaning that our students will be exempted from 14 CIMA papers, effectively taking them to the final part of the CIMA qualification with only one subject to do.

Our Master of Professional Accounting develops advanced professional skills in:
- strategic management accounting
- financial reporting and disclosure, global strategy and leadership
- ethics and governance

You can also conduct a research project and choose from a range of subjects such as forensic accounting, taxation, information systems in business and more.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-professional-accounting

Key benefits

- supports and broadens professional studies: no other educational institution in Australia offers a similar degree
- meets the demands of the professional accounting, corporate governance and finance job markets
- emphasises communication, technical and research skills
- expands your skill set by offering six electives outside core CPA professional accounting units – for example, you can study research and advanced topics in international accounting and corporate governance
- students gain three qualifications upon completion: a postgraduate degree in accounting, membership of CPA Australia (subject to meeting the work experience requirements) and the opportunity to gain CIMA accreditation
- offers research skills and a research project as well as a capstone unit

Suitable for

Are you a graduate who’s eligible to enrol in the CPA program, or already have a bachelors degree in accounting? If so, the Master of Advanced Professional Accounting will give you a professional qualification that’s underpinned by rigorous academic support.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
The program allows students to gain two qualifications with several career pathways upon completion – a postgraduate degree in accounting and membership of CPA Australia (subject to meeting the work experience requirements). CPA Australia is a significant international professional qualification that unlocks new doors and opportunities to students.

- Career Opportunities
Our graduates are professionally qualified accountants in industry and government, in roles within accounting, corporate governance and finance.

Employers
- accounting and consulting firms
- auditors
- business analyst firms
- financial institutions
- forensic accounting firms
- government organisations
- merchant bankers
- private sector firms
- stockbrokers
- superannuation advisers

Average starting salary
Accounting graduates can expect competitive salaries that compare well to salaries within other fields. According to Payscale.com, the median salary for an accounting graduate is $57,000.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-professional-accounting

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Our Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) is the first medical school in Australia to offer credentialed sub-speciality, post-fellowship training. Read more

Overview

Our Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) is the first medical school in Australia to offer credentialed sub-speciality, post-fellowship training. It is located next to Macquarie University Hospital, Australia’s only private hospital on a university campus. In other words, our researchers and teachers are given a uniquely high level of support.

The Master of Advanced Surgery (MAdvSurg) is a one-year, full time program that is ideally suited for those who have completed the Specialist Education Training (SET) program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS, or equivalent) and who wish to acquire a university qualification demonstrating mastery of surgical competence in a particular specialisation, acquisition of life-long learning skills and a capacity for leadership.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-surgery

Key benefits

- Hands-on clinical experience, supervised and supported by experienced clinical leaders
- Develops essential surgical qualities including a commitment to lifelong learning and research
- A range of sub-specialisations available

Suitable for

This program is ideally suited to those who have completed the Specialist Education Training (SET) program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS, or equivalent).

It is intended for doctors who wish to develop specific expertise in a surgical sub-specialty as well as research and leadership capabilities.

Applicants must have four years post-graduate experience, including evidence of a commitment to surgical training.

Applications from surgeons who are nearing completion of the SET program may be considered for admission, provided that they complete their RACS training prior to graduation.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-surgery

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The Master of Advanced Translation and Interpreting Studies teaches proficient bilinguals the skills and knowledge to work as professional translators and interpreters in specialised contexts. Read more

Overview

The Master of Advanced Translation and Interpreting Studies teaches proficient bilinguals the skills and knowledge to work as professional translators and interpreters in specialised contexts. The program focuses on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge relevant to translating and interpreting practice and their application in professional practice. Students are also required to design and implement an extensive research project and execute practicum projects with our industry partners in a variety of settings.
It is set apart from the Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies in that it allows graduates to achieve greater depth in either Translation or Interpreting or in both disciplines. You will also take elective subjects in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or Translating and Interpreting, for more advanced grounding in the discipline. It also contains a considerable research component to develop research techniques and skills that are highly beneficial in professional contexts.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-translation-and-interpreting-studies

Key benefits

- Focuses on the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to translating and interpreting practice.
- Students are guided to independent research and to execute practicum projects with our industry partners in a variety of settings.
- There is a strong emphasis on technological skills to prepare students for a fast-changing marketplace.

Suitable for

Proficient bilinguals interested in becoming a professional translator or interpreter with a more specialised focus. Also suitable for current translators and interpreters to further develop specialised translating and interpreting skills through a master’s degree. This degree is particularly suitable for candidates with a stronger interest in independent research.

Please note our working languages for practical units are Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and other languages depending on demand.

Work experience requirements

No work experience required, but it would be an advantage.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
The program is a NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) approved course for accreditation at professional translator and interpreter level. For detailed information on languages that are approved for accreditation, please contact the program at

- Career Opportunities
Graduates will be well prepared to pursue a career as professional translators and interpreters in a range of settings including: community translation and interpreting (e.g. governments, courts, tribunals, police, clinics and hospitals), International Conferences (primarily conference interpreting), business (e.g. business meetings, internal and external documents and contracts), industry products (e.g. manuals, localization), regional and international events (e.g. Olympics and Paralympics), broadcasting and publishing.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-advanced-translation-and-interpreting-studies

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The Master of Ancient History offers an in-depth understanding of the ancient world and variety of cultures. You will gain hands-on experience through our on-campus museum and archaeological excavations overseas. Read more

Overview

The Master of Ancient History offers an in-depth understanding of the ancient world and variety of cultures. You will gain hands-on experience through our on-campus museum and archaeological excavations overseas.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-ancient-history

Key benefits

- Units are offered in a wide range of ancient cultures: Greece, Rome, Egypt, Israel, Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, and Coptic Studies

- Our on campus Museum of Ancient Cultures allows for artefact study, and there are possibilities for participation in archaeological excavations overseas

- In addition to coursework, you will conduct research in your chosen field, which can provide a pathway to Higher Degree Research

- The Graduate Certificate in Ancient History is incorporated within this Masters program

Suitable for

Teachers wanting to gain additional qualifications for professional development, or to update their knowledge of the ancient world. It also provides advanced training in ancient history for those looking to extend their knowledge of ancient cultures, and a pathway to the Master of Research and PhD programs.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Career Opportunities
- archivist
- diplomat
- heritage consultant
- museum curator
- policy adviser/consultant
- publisher
- researcher
- writer

Employers
- government
- media and production firms
- multinational organisations

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-ancient-history

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Macquarie’s Master of Applied Finance is one of the largest and most respected in the world. It’s an exceptional program for exceptional people, founded on a vision of applied finance education for and by practitioners. Read more

Overview

Macquarie’s Master of Applied Finance is one of the largest and most respected in the world. It’s an exceptional program for exceptional people, founded on a vision of applied finance education for and by practitioners. Our students learn knowledge and skills that are directly relevant, immediately and throughout their career.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-finance.

Key benefits

- Gives you strong industry connections through educational partnerships with Finsia, CAIA, CFA and PRMIA 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

The full time program is offered in Sydney at Macquarie's North Ryde and Sydney CBD campus. This program is offered part-time in Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD, Singapore and Beijing. International students who hold a visa without study restrictions, such as temporary work (skilled) visa class 457 may apply for the part –time programs in Sydney CBD or Melbourne campus.

Suitable for

This program is for experienced professionals, whether currently in the finance industry or in other professions seeking to transition to the finance sector (such as engineers, lawyers, or IT specialists).

Alternative pathways into the Master of Applied Finance recognises your prior qualifications and professional work experience. Macquarie's recognition of prior learning (RPL) both for formal prior studies and gained through work experience, training programs, industry accredited qualifications and so forth, can mean a reduction in the number of core units of study of up to four gateway units.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Accreditation
- This degree is recognised as the first Australian educational partner of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and is accredited by the Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA) and, in some instances, exemption may be granted from PRM exams I and II.
- This degree meets the education components of the criteria for membership of the Finance and Treasury Association Limited at Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (CFTP) level and by the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Graduates are potentially eligible for Senior Associate Membership of Finsia (conditions apply).
- Upon completing the required core units, students are eligible to undertake the RG146 Compliance Gap Training Program as a qualification for responsible managers of organisations holding a licence issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commision (ASIC). This program is offered through the MAFC, and successful candidates receive a Certificate of Completion.

Career Opportunities
Our graduates have gone on to senior positions within banking, corporate finance, stockbroking, investment management, venture capital, project finance and risk management firms in Australia and overseas.

Average starting salary
Over 50 per cent of our graduates receive salaries greater than $150,000

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-finance

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The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to qualified and/or experienced practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is concerned with applied language study. Read more

Overview

The Master of Applied Linguistics covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to qualified and/or experienced 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. The degree is designed to allow candidates to study a range of topics within the area of Applied Linguistics.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-linguistics

Key benefits

- Allows you the opportunity to 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

Suitable for

Suitable if you are an experienced / qualified TESOL teacher or other language professional, working or aiming to work in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, literacy education assessment and program evaluation, bilingualism, teacher education, policy development, management, or a community service where language and communication are critical issues.

Work experience requirements

At least 1 year of full time or equivalent work experience as a language teacher or other language professional eg writer, editor, journalist, interpreter, translator (supplementary form and supporting documentation required – see ‘How to apply’)

If you don’t have sufficient relevant work experience but you have a Bachelor degree in a related area (as per the admission requirements) then you can still apply for this program.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Career Opportunities

A Master of Applied Linguistics degree can enhance career opportunities in many professions where an in-depth understanding of language and communication is important, especially for graduates with prior experience as language teachers. Our graduates are also employed in a wide range of positions that require effective communication with colleagues, as well as with clients, patients or students. Many work in professions that help others to communicate more effectively in written or spoken form.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-linguistics

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The Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL covers theoretical and methodological issues relevant to practitioners in a variety of professions whose work is concerned with applied language study. Read more

Overview

The Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL 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. The degree is designed to allow candidates to study a broad range of topics within the area of Applied Linguistics. In particular, the degree has been designed to provide a strong theoretical and practical foundation in the field of teaching English as a second or foreign language. Much of the content of the program is also relevant to teachers of other languages.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-linguistics-and-tesol

Key benefits

- Allows you the opportunity to 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
- This degree is recognised and endorsed by leading employment-related bodies including National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS), Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) and the Adult Migrant English Program(AMEP)
- This degree can be combined with the Master of Translating and Interpreting studies.
- This program can be studied by distance from anywhere in the world.

Suitable for

Suitable if you are an experienced language professional, working or aiming to work in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, literacy education assessment and program evaluation, bilingualism, teacher education, policy development, management, or a community service where language and communication are critical issues.

Work experience requirements

Work experience is not required however relevant experience may result in credit on the program.

Course duration could be 1-2 years depending on academic background and work experience. Proof of this should be included with the application form.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Career Opportunities

A Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL degree can enhance career opportunities in many professions where an in-depth understanding of language and communication is important. The TESOL element enables graduates with prior experience as language teachers to enhance their career prospects in this important field. Our graduates are also employed in a wide range of positions that require effective communication with colleagues, as well as with clients, patients or students. Many work in professions that help others to communicate more effectively in written or spoken form.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-linguistics-and-tesol

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The Master of Applied Statistics is designed to train graduates for employment as statisticians. Specialised study is also available in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiological methods, generalised linear models, time series and stochastic finance. Read more

Overview

The Master of Applied Statistics is designed to train graduates for employment as statisticians. Specialised study is also available in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiological methods, generalised linear models, time series and stochastic finance.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-statistics

Key benefits

- Gives you a deeper knowledge of statistics with applications for both the public and private sector
- Teaches you the applications of contemporary statistical methods and the use of the latest computational techniques: both skills are highly valued by employers
- Offers great flexibility to suit all interests and development needs

Suitable for

Students who wish to work as statisticians or students who are already working in other roles which require a deeper knowledge of statistics.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Career Opportunities
There is a critical shortage of professionally trained statisticians in Australia. Key government agencies such as Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) employ statisticians to inform decisions, conduct research and initiate discussion. In the corporate sector, financial institutions and insurance companies require statisticians to perform operation research, manage risk and analyse data for modelling and forecasting.

Employers
- insurance companies
- financial institutions
- government departments
- medical institutions
- research organisations

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-statistics

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Gain theoretical knowledge along with practical capabilities and work experience relevant to a career in banking and finance. A highly practical degree designed to meet employer needs, this degree is ideal for anyone wishing to work in the sector but with limited prior knowledge in this area. Read more

Overview

Gain theoretical knowledge along with practical capabilities and work experience relevant to a career in banking and finance. A highly practical degree designed to meet employer needs, this degree is ideal for anyone wishing to work in the sector but with limited prior knowledge in this area.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-banking-and-finance

Key benefits

- Professional development is integrated into this degree, and you can choose to undertake an internship for practical work experience.
- Explore your areas of interest through a selection of specialised elective streams.
- Simulations modelled on real-life situations promote integration of knowledge, skills and critical thinking.

Suitable for

Those with limited banking or finance experience who would like an interesting career in the field.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Career Opportunities
- entry-level positions at financial institutions
- wealth management and financial advising
- stockbroking and investment advising
- risk management
- corporate finance
- credit risk assessment
- insurance
- superannuation

Employers
- Australian, overseas and international financial institutions
- wealth management and financial advising service providers
- stockbroking and investment companies
- corporate finance firms
- superannuation and insurance industry

Average starting salary
Median starting salaries for banking are at $50,000 per year

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-banking-and-finance

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The Master of Biotechnology gives you a core competency in advanced molecular biotechnology approaches including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, proteomics and applied microbiology. Read more

Overview

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.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-biotechnology

Key benefits

- 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

Suitable for

Those already working in or wanting to advance in the biotechnology
area, and those wanting to gain an understanding of a multidisciplinary
approach to biotechnology practice and research.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 2 year program
Bachelor degree in any discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant area at a senior level and evidence of active engagement in science.

- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and more than 5 years work experience in a relevant area;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline.

- 1 year program
Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters (coursework), or Higher Degree Research in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and relevant work experience.

- Relevant disciplines
Botany, Ecology and Evolution, Marine Science, Zoology, Forestry Studies, Land, Parks and Wildlife Management.

- Relevant areas
Scientific officer, advisor, consultant or researcher in such areas as biological research, environmental management, wildlife management, zoos and botanical gardens, natural history museums, ecological consulting, forestry, fisheries, ecological restoration and conservation policy (government or non-government organisations).

Careers

- Career Opportunities
As an industry, biotechnology is expanding rapidly. This expansion requires a workforce of graduates that have scientific and technical skills, as well as skills in problem solving, teamwork and critical and analytical thinking.

Examples of areas where biotechnology is applied include pharmaceutical discovery and production, exploiting biodiversity for new bioactive compounds, exploring alternative energy sources and developing improved crop varieties for sustainable food production.

- Employers
Graduates in biotechnology continue on to a diverse range of positions at institutions ranging from small biotechnology companies to large pharmaceutical concerns and universities. Recent graduates have gone on to PhD programs in Australia, the US and Europe, staff positions at local biotechnology companies and pharmaceutical production companies in India and Europe, and research positions in universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-biotechnology

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This degree provides both an understanding of a multidisciplinary approach to Biotechnology as well as the opportunity to acquire functional business skills. Read more

Overview

This degree provides both an understanding of a multidisciplinary approach to Biotechnology as well as the opportunity to acquire functional business skills.

The Master of Biotechnology and Business offers students core competencies in advanced biotechnology approaches, - including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, proteomics and applied microbiology. It also develops skills in critical thinking, literature and peer review, and experimental design.

In addition, the program also provides a flexible, student-centred and relevant postgraduate business education across a range of disciplines.

The aim of the program is to provide a highly practical learning experience across both biotechnology and business, designed to meet the career needs of graduates.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-biotechnology-and-business

Key benefits

- Opportunity to participate in a biotechnology industry internship
- Students are required to complete a research case study and report on a 'pet protein'.

Suitable for

Those looking to combine rigorous and disciplined laboratory, analytical and research skills with commercial application and R&D. Graduates are in demand across a number of research application, IP and related bio-technology industries.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-biotechnology-and-business

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Ranked in Top 50 Global MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA?), and number 1 in Australia (Financial Times), a Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) MBA is a transformational experience. Read more

Overview

Ranked in Top 50 Global MBA programs (The Economist Which MBA?), and number 1 in Australia (Financial Times), a Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) MBA is a transformational experience.

The program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of opportunities and challenges facing industries and organisations. Covering all key aspects of business management, the MGSM MBA curriculum is grounded in industry reality which, combined with a highly practical approach, bridges the gap between theory and real-world application.

As flexible as it is practical, over the course of 16 units, you can tailor your experience by selecting 6 elective units, enabling you to deepen your knowledge within a certain field.

At MGSM it is our mission to develop leaders with a global mindset who create sustainable value and are good citizens. This program will challenge and ultimately transform you.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-business-administration

Key benefits

- Offered by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), this is a generalist degree designed to give students a solid grounding in the core aspects of general management.

- Contemporary programs: MGSM electives include International Study Tours, Management Consulting and Research, Dissertation and Internships.

- Aims to provide a strategic business perspective, focusing on the competitive advantage of the enterprise, with exposure to leading edge management theory and practice. Prestige: MGSM has an international reputation for excellence in management education and is consistently ranked in the top tier of business schools worldwide.

There are four terms per year at MGSM
The full time student intake is at the beginning of term 1 in January and beginning of term 3 in June. Each term is of 10 weeks duration, week 11 is exam week and week 12 is a week of leave, followed by the next term. Each course unit at MGSM is conducted over a term, involving 40 hours of face-to-face classes. Beyond the 40 hours of face-to-face class time, MGSM estimates an additional workload of approximately 80-120 hours per unit for readings, completion of assignments, group work, meetings, study and exams.

Suitable for

Experienced professionals who have been identified as possessing higher management and leadership potential.

Work experience requirements

Individuals wishing to participate in an MGSM MBA program should possess an undergraduate degree, combined with a minimum of 2 years of work experience at a managerial/professional level.

Alternatively, individuals without an undergraduate degree can elect to begin their study at the Graduate Diploma of Management entry point, and should demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of work experience at a managerial/professional level.

English language requirements

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

- Accreditation
MGSM’s MBA and management programs are formally accredited by the international accreditation body AACSB International (AACSB) — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 14,000 plus business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are considered highly skilled and more desirable to employers than graduates of non-accredited schools.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-business-administration

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Turn your passion for children’s books into a specialist postgraduate qualification!. Macquarie is a world leader in the field of children's literature. Read more

Overview

Turn your passion for children’s books into a specialist postgraduate qualification!

Macquarie is a world leader in the field of children's literature. Gain practical experience in analysing and critiquing a diversity of texts and genres, including picture books, children’s films, graphic novels and young adult fiction, from the perspective of literary and cultural theory, as well as their social and historical contexts. And, if creative writing is also your passion you can elect to add units from our acclaimed Master of Creative Writing to create a personalised program.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-children's-literature

Key benefits

- Access to specialist teachers whose publications have achieved critical and international acclaim within the field of children’s literary criticism
- Opportunities to complete a research thesis on a topic of your choice
- Create an e-portfolio of your work and learn new skills in our state-of-the art online learning platforms
- Your choice of studying on campus or online
- Flexibility of part-time or full-time study options

Suitable for

Primary and secondary teachers; librarians; editors and publishers; as well as people generally concerned with the production and dissemination of children's literature.

Recognition of prior learning

Course Duration
- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant field;
Relevant work experience at a senior level.

- 1 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline and work experience in a relevant field;
Honours or Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline, including 15-20,000 word thesis.

- Relevant disciplines
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, including literature, cultural studies, media studies, education, librarianship, creative arts.

- Relevant areas
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, including literature, cultural studies, media studies, education, librarianship, creative arts.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 overall (with minimum 6.5 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing, 6.5 in Listening, 6.5 in Speaking) or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers

Career Opportunities
Graduates launch new careers, freelance or develop and promote their existing careers in Education or the Arts and Media industries, including:
- arts journalism and magazine writing, online and in print
- author/novelist
- book publishing – editorial, public relations, and copy editing
- children's TV writer/script editor
- secondary, tertiary and continuing education creative writing, literature and English studies teaching

- Employers
Employers in Education and the Arts and Media industries, including schools, online and print education, publishing and entertainment media.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-children's-literature

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