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Where creative and innovative minds come together

Think differently about the world

The College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences (ABLSS) creates resilient, lifelong learners ready to answer the world’s social, economic and ethical questions.

About us

Through challenging the status quo and collaborating across multiple disciplines, our students and researchers break down traditional barriers to translate knowledge into impact.

We believe in teaching how to think, not what to think, so whether you join us as a student, colleague or a partner, you will benefit from our flexible, free thinking environment where creativity and innovation work together.

Our disciplines

The College groups together fields with similar aims and interests to foster collaboration and cross-discipline activity.

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across a range of disciplines:

  • Business
  • IT, Media and Communications
  • Law and Criminology
  • Social Sciences and Arts
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Explore our study areas

Find out more about our range of courses in business, creative arts and communications, law and criminology, social and cultural studies, and technology.

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Murdoch Business School

We’re a global community of free thinkers where entrepreneurial skills are fostered and innovation is encouraged. Through state-of-the-art technology and collaborating with leaders in business, research and innovation, we are finding new ways to do business.

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Murdoch Law School

We’re committed to excellence in legal education and offer a range of courses in a $3.7 million world-class learning environment. The School is home to over 1,700 students participating in the undergraduate law or combined law degree, graduate law degree and postgraduate programs.

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Leadership team

Grant O'Neill

Grant O'Neill

Deputy Vice Chancellor Colleges

Aman Alagh

Aman Alagh

Director Strategy and Operations

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster

Executive Dean

Michelle Picard

Professor Michelle Picard

Dean Learning and Teaching

Celia Cornwell

Celia Cornwell

Dean International

Heads of disciplines

Professor David Parry
IT, Media and Communications
Sonia Walker
Law and Criminology
Professor Deborah Gare
Social Sciences and Arts