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|
Research Frontiers in Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences
Organic and Biological Chemistry
Physical and Environmental Chemistry
Chemical Analysis II
Molecular and Medical Biotechnology
Protein Discovery and Analysis
Molecular Biology and Genomics
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Analytical Measurement Uncertainty and Method Validation
Laboratory Quality Systems
The Research Experience
Research Topic: Laboratory Skills for Molecular Sciences
Research Topic: Advanced Organic Chemistry
Research Topic: Chemical Biology
Research Topic: Advanced Biomolecular Analysis
Research Topic: Synthetic Biology
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).
Each year, research projects will be outlined by academic staff. You are encouraged to work with academic staff to design your own project.
Molecular Science program
Dr Louise Brown
MRes Convenor (CBMS)
General program enquiries
Master of Research Team
Phone: (02) 9850 7987
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