Murdoch University will offer full degrees via digital delivery, in partnership with the UK Open University’s MOOC platform FutureLearn.
In May Murdoch U will commence free ‘taster’ courses that give students a sense of what proceeding to a full degree would involve. Those inclined could then take on the fee-paying units needed to complete a postgraduate degree. Murdoch’s first course will be a graduate certificate in health administration. The introductory unit is here.
Murdoch will offer another graduate certificate later in the year, on agricultural, environmental, animal and human health. It will also teach a MOOC unit on security and terrorism, which will be a pathway to a full online degree.
“Course costs will be competitive in a global market for off-campus study,” Murdoch advises.