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Flexible Learning 

Balance your personal, familial and financial commitments with a university degree through Murdoch’s flexible study options. 

Whether you are seeking an undergraduate degree that caters to your diverse interests, or a postgraduate degree that allows you to balance your professional responsibilities with your desire to gain higher qualifications, Murdoch has options to suit your needs. 

On this page, you can find out more about Murdoch’s part-time learning, double major and double degree options. You can also explore the financial loan options available to you through Murdoch’s partnership with local and international banks.

* It is possible to complete both the MBA and the MHRM in 20 months by seeking Academic Chair approval for enrolment overload to study 4 units in each of 3 trimesters. The remaining 2 trimesters will require enrolment of 3 units in each.  Approval is not automatic and each application for overload will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Part-time Learning 

Murdoch offers postgraduate students the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Students have the option of completing their MBA or MHRM degrees in one year, 20 months* or two years. There are also part-time options available for Murdoch’s highly-rated Master of Education (MEd) program.

Many of Murdoch’s students are employed full-time, and often choose to study part-time in order to balance their academic and professional commitments. All classes are scheduled in the evenings or on weekends in order to avoid conflicts with your daily work. 

Murdoch MBA graduates have an employment rate of close to 100% for those seeking work. For students who wish to gain such noteworthy qualifications at a manageable pace; part-time learning is an important option.

Double Majors and Double Degrees 

Students who have wide-ranging interests and would prefer to keep their options open can combine their degree choices by taking on a double major or a double degree. 

Many of Murdoch’s undergraduate students choose to diversify their degrees by opting for a double major. Students have the option of combining two programs either from the same school or from different ones.

For instance, a student on Murdoch's Media Communication and Culture (MCC) program could opt to do a double major in Journalism and Public Relations or else combine Journalism with a program from Murdoch Dubai’s Business School, such as Management or Marketing.

Murdoch’s postgraduate students have the unique option of choosing a double degree. Upon successful completion of his/her degree, an MBA student can also gain an MHRM degree simply by taking an additional 5 units. These units can be completed in two trimesters. This means that a student undertaking a double degree can complete an MBA and an MHRM degree in 18 months.

Student Loans 

Investing in higher education can be costly. Murdoch has established partnerships with local and international banks in order to ease the financial strain of a university education. Below you can find a list of banks partnered with Murdoch and details about their student loan offers. 

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Signing up for an Education loan with ADCB will entitle students to a 10% discount on their tuition fees for the first year. Students will also be able to pay back their loan in affordable monthly installments. 

Further advantages:
• No salary transfer required
• Loan amounts up to AED 250,000*
• Flexible repayment tenures up to 60 months
• Simple documentation
• Earn TouchPoints

Visit the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) website

Mashreq Bank 

Signing up for an Education loan with ADCB will entitle students to a 10% discount on their tuition fees for the first year. Students will also be able to pay back their loan through flexible repayment plans. A minimum income of AED 7,000 is required. 

Further advantages:
• Simple documentation and quick processing which allows the student fast access to his/her financial assistance
• Loan top-up facility in case of future financial requirements
• Credit card and revolving overdraft

Visit the Mashreq Bank website