Master of Research

Master of Research

This 2 year program forms Macquarie University's pathway to PhD study. It comprises a combination of advanced coursework and research training components.

You can find general information concerning the program organisation, scholarship possibilities and admission procedures on the Macquarie University MRes/BPhil website. However, you may prefer one of our 1 year MSc programs.

MRes Year 1

You will receive academic advice from Molecular Sciences MRes committee members to guide your selection of personalised portfolio of advanced undergraduate coursework across the breadth of Molecular Sciences. This will include:

  • 6 Units of advanced disciplinary content*
  • 1 Research Communications unit (MRES700)
  • Our specific Molecular Science Research Frontiers unit (CBMS780)

* 700-level Units can be included from outside Molecular Sciences (e.g. STAT, MEDI or BIOL Units and others), should you have the appropriate academic background.

An outline of suggested 700-level: Selecting units for 2016 information & selecting units for 2017.

Unit Code Unit Name

CBMS700

Research Frontiers in Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences

CBMS704

Organic and Biological Chemistry

CBMS706

Medicinal Chemistry

CBMS707

Physical and Environmental Chemistry

CBMS708

Chemical Analysis II

CBMS731

Molecular and Medical Biotechnology

CBMS732

Protein Discovery and Analysis

CBMS733

Functional Proteomics

CBMS736

Molecular Biology and Genomics

CBMS737

Biochemistry and Cell Biology

CBMS760

Analytical Measurement Uncertainty and Method Validation

CBMS761

Laboratory Quality Systems

CBMS780

The Research Experience

CBMS785

Research Topic: Laboratory Skills for Molecular Sciences

CBMS791

Research Topic: Advanced Organic Chemistry

CBMS792

Research Topic: Chemical Biology

CBMS793

Research Topic: Advanced Biomolecular Analysis

CBMS794

Research Topic: Synthetic Biology

CBMS797

Advanced Physical and Analytical Chemistry

MRes Year 2

Having joined a research team in the Department, you will embark on a structured program of research training under the guidance of your academic supervisor. You will encounter innovations being made in your discipline, perform literature reviews, receive training in current molecular techniques, engage in project planning and conduct your own research project (see section below). The program will culminate in submission of a written thesis.

This month-by-month calendar link to attachments shows all activities of the Year 2 Molecular Science program (commencements: July 2016 or January 2017).

Research Projects

Each year, research projects will be outlined by academic staff. You are encouraged to work with academic staff to design your own project.

You can find Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences research areas suitable for MRes Project here

Contact

Molecular Science program

Dr Louise Brown
MRes Convenor (CBMS)
Email: louise.brown@mq.edu.au

General program enquiries

Master of Research Team
Phone: (02) 9850 7987
Email: mres@mq.edu.au

CBMS MRes Committee for 2017

  • Dr Louise Brown
  • A/Prof. Bridget Mabbutt
  • A/Prof. Mark Molloy
  • Dr Yuling Wang
  • Dr Alfonzo Garcia-Bennett
  • Professor Paul Haynes
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