Departments and centres
Department of Cognitive Science
The Department of Cognitive Science is a research department which carries out research and PhD supervision across a wide range of domains of cognitive science, including memory, language, belief formation, perception in action, and reading. The Department hosts the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders which brings together researchers from the Departments of Cognitive Science, Psychology and Linguistics at Macquarie University and thirteen other national and international institutions.
Institute of Early Childhood
The Institute of Early Childhood is committed to maximising opportunities for young children, families and communities through research, teaching, learning and advocacy.
The Institute teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Undergraduate programs have two major areas of focus:
- Early Childhood Teaching (specialisation in early childhood teaching, from birth through to 12 years)
- Early Childhood Studies (specialisation in early childhood without a teaching qualification).
The Institute is internationally recognised for its research. It conducts many collaborative research projects with other organisations and government.
School of Education
The School of Education has an international reputation for the quality of its programs, research, scholarship and service to the educational community.
It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The undergraduate programs lead both to teaching (primary and secondary) and careers in other educational contexts. Units in Education can be included as electives in a number of other undergraduate programs.
They have strong links with the broader educational community and is actively involved with education providers at all levels.
Department of Linguistics
The Department of Linguistics is one of the largest and most diverse in Australia. The Department supports undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research degree students, domestically, internationally and by distance.
The Faculty has a dynamic, inter-disciplinary teaching and research environment. There are four research centres of international standing and the Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Department of Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Macquarie University educates students in the scientific study of mind and behaviour. Many of our staff are international leaders in their field. Their expertise and dedication gives students a uniquely enriching experience.
Undergraduate students gain solid training through historical and contemporary research on human and animal behaviour.
Postgraduate coursework and research programs give comprehensive training in psychological research methods and statistical procedures. Our PhD and professional doctoral programs emphasise a theoretically rigorous, scientific approach.
The Faculty of Human Sciences is home to national, university, faculty and department research centres.