Departments & Centres
The Faculty of Arts has 12 academic departments including the Macquarie Law School, 2 university research centres, 3 faculty research centres, 8 centres and institutes including Big History Institute, 2 museums, and 1 community radio station (jointly owned with University of Technology, Sydney).
Macquarie Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (MQCAVE)
MQCAVE provides a platform for interaction and collaboration between researchers in philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, law, medicine, applied ethics, and bioethics. A distinctive feature is its focus upon the philosophical, ethical, and legal issues raised by the cognitive neurosciences. CAVE's work falls into four main research clusters: Human Agency and Selfhood, Moral Cognition, Neuroethics and Neurolaw, Applied Ethics, Bioethics and Clinical Ethics, and Brain Culture and Mind.
Creative Practice Research
The Faculty of Arts provides an intellectually stimulating environment for Creative Practice (CP) research. Our researchers disseminate their work through new ways of thinking, seeing and hearing the world, and thus expand our knowledge of the world beyond that available through traditional outputs.
Creative Ecologies Lab is an ecosystem of creative researchers, a disorganising principle, an enabler of stories. Bringing together Macquarie University artist/scholars and our collaborators to question, to engage, to examine.
Soft Power Analysis and Resource Centre (SPARC)
Soft Power Analysis and Resource Centre is the first dedicated research centre associated with soft power and public diplomacy in Australia. SPARC has the potential to be a focal point and significant source of leadership for research and initiatives that support this area of emerging global significance and importance.
Museum of Ancient Cultures (MAC)
The Museum of Ancient Cultures houses over 7,000 artefacts and supports the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is an archaeological museum that introduces modern minds to a number of cultures from the ancient world through its research and publications, learning, teaching and outreach programs, its displays and exhibitions and its involvement in the activities of the University.
2SER 107.3 FM
2SER (Sydney Educational Radio) is a community radio station jointly owned by Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney. Through its programs, and the making of programs, 2SER aims to stimulate learning and educate its listeners and is committed to social change, access and diversity.