Other Degrees

Other degrees by Distance Education are offered in the areas of Security Studies, Law, Ancient History and Early Childhood Education. Click on the headings below to view detailed information about these offerings. 


Bachelor of Security Studies (New Course for 2015)

This degree presents a contemporary approach to security studies, encompassing risk management strategies, emergency response, national resilience, law enforcement and the use of military force.

The 21st century has seen the emergence of new security challenges in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and around the world, which have led to a shift in the traditional approaches to national and international security. This degree will prepare you to meet the needs of a rapidly changing sector.

You will examine security from a range of perspectives, including international security challenges such as military power, interstate war and terrorism, and national and non-traditional security challenges, including domestic law enforcement, national security policy, emergency and disaster resilience, human security and whole-of-government coordination. The broad scope of this degree reflects the Australian government's expanded definition of national security and targets industry needs for graduate skills and capabilities.

The degree combines expertise from Macquarie's Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT) with units from politics, international relations, anthropology and law to examine contemporary security issues from a range of perspectives across society.

For more details, please see the relevant course information.

Bachelor of Laws by Distance Education

The degree of Bachelor of Laws by Distance Education Law course is not only accepted as a qualification for the practice of law in Australia, but also provides an excellent qualification for a variety of other professions including in industry, commerce, government, education, and community services. The degree is taught from an interdisciplinary perspective. It also develops important graduate capabilities such as problem solving, communication and research skills.

Our undergraduate Bachelor of Laws program, through both prescribed and elective units, covers all major areas of law - public, private and international - as well as theoretical and moral reflection on legal institutions. The wide range of electives includes clinical and mooting units.

A legal qualification is becoming increasingly sought-after outside the legal practice. For careers in commercial life, or in government department or politics, a Law degree is seen as very valuable. This degree is only offered externally on a part-time basis.

Changes to the Bachelor of Laws for 2014

From Session 1, 2014, Macquarie Law School will offer a four-year Bachelor of Laws (LLB) program.  For the first time, Law students will have the opportunity to undertake a major, allowing them to take units from outside the Law School as well as their LAW units to complete their degree.

Changes to the current degree program

The distance LLB as a distinct program will become part of the new 4 year LLB program, with no restriction to students 21 years of age or over. Essentially made up of the existing 72cp LLB, with the addition of a 24 cp qualifying major. 

Several qualifying majors available-

  • Criminology: Delve into criminology, policing, sociology, law and social policy to learn about contemporary criminological theories and issues.
  • Environmental Law and Management: Explore the varied dimensions of environmental and social responsibility that are at the forefront of economic, legal and policymaking on current environmental debates.
  • International Law and Global Governance: Analyse how law, international relations and politics influence the most pressing global issues.
  • Public Policy, Law and Governance: Develop high-level professional skills to solve real public policy problems in Australia and the global community.
  • Social Justice: Discover how legal policy intersects with social issues and explore the interplay of individual rights in societies governed by the rule of law.

For more details, please visit the undergraduate study section of the Macquarie Law School website.

Bachelor of Ancient History

Fascinated by ancient cultures and languages? Want to travel the world and learn from highly respected and awarded researchers?

Macquarie's ancient history program is world leading and the longest running of its kind in Australia. We have the resources and experiences to make the Bachelor of Ancient History an unforgettable learning experience.

Broader in scope than any similar university program, this degree incorporates Egyptology, ancient Near Eastern, and early Christian and Jewish studies, as well as the Graeco-Roman world. It also includes unique opportunities to study artefacts and undertake field experience on campus and at overseas archaeological sites.

It provides a detailed and specialised introduction to the cultures and languages of the ancient world, supported by a wealth of resources that include the on-campus Museum of Ancient Cultures, our highly experienced academics and international archaeological digs managed by the University.You are required to take units in two ancient languages. Ancient Greek, Classical Hebrew, Coptic, Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Latin are all offered from beginner levels.

For more details, please see the relevant course information.

Diploma of Languages

Please note you must already be enrolled in an undergraduate degree in order to undertake this program.

A Diploma of Languages enhances your other academic and professional skills and prepares you for the multilingual global environment through increasing proficiency in the language of study. You will gain an understanding of the society and culture of the countries where the language is spoken by learning about cultural differences, analysing the relationship between language and culture, and recognising the importance of cross-cultural communication. 

For more details, please see the relevant course information.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Birth to 12)

This degree equips you for teaching in long day care, preschool and primary school settings.

As part of this degree you'll study how young children play, explore, learn and develop and grow into healthy children. You'll gain the skills to teach in long day care, preschool and primary school settings and develop foundational skills in managing and leading in educational environments.

For more details, please see the relevant course information.

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) (New Course for 2015)

This degree provides you with a four-year qualification to teach children aged from birth to five years in prior-to-school settings such as childcare or preschools.

Specialist early childhood teachers work with children, families and communities to provide quality educational experiences for young children.

Early childhood teachers are also sought for consultancy and professional development work in children's services.

For more details please see the relevant course information.

Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Communities) (New Course for 2015)

Jointly offered by the Institute of Early Childhood and Warawara - Department of Indigenous Studies, this degree provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with an early childhood degree, designed to acknowledge and integrate Indigenous perspectives. It has an alternate year entry pattern with the next intake in 2015.

Students come from many parts of Australia and often become advocates for children and their families, as well as leaders in their communities.

For more details, please see the relevant course information.


Latest  News

» Applications for Session 1, 2016 (commencing 29 February 2016) to study BA or BSc by Distance are now being accepted through UAC (with final closing date of 29 January 2016). See FAQs on applying and a YouTube video on the application process.

» Distance students who add an internal unit will be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

» Distance Metropolitan Student Exams - In April (Session 1) and September (Session 2) please check your student email account at http://students.mq.edu.au for an email from Examinations notifying you of your draft exam timetable and venue.

» Students enrolled into external/distance degrees are not eligible for travel concessions, and if caught face fines of up to $550.

» New Pre-Law Pathway for students enrolled in non-Law degrees