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.
Department of Educational Studies
Recognised for its high-calibre teaching and curriculum, the Department of Educational Studies ranks in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 and is the third-largest provider in New South Wales for teacher education.
The department’s future-facing programs have their foundations in interdisciplinary research, and our curriculum allows students to learn discipline studies from experts across campus.
It offers undergraduate courses in early childhood, primary and secondary education.
Postgraduate courses are also offered in leadership, teaching excellence, and information and communication technologies in education and special education, as well as opportunities for postgraduate research. The Academy for Continuing Professional Development in Education provides professional learning for teachers, early childhood educators, and educational leaders. It is a one-stop shop for all faculties that aspire to extend their learning, teaching and research activities into continuing professional development education contexts.
Our research and teaching are supported by outstanding facilities and hosted events. These include the world-renowned Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre and the Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre, our collaborative initiative with the NSW Department of Education that seeks to invent and implement technology-based solutions in education.
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.