PhD and MPhil

PhD and MPhil

Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]

Degree: PhD
Admission requirements: An Honours Degree of Bachelor with First-class Honours or Second-class Honours Division I or a Degree of Master with a substantial research component.
Length of candidature: 3-4 years full-time, 4-8 years part-time.
External candidature: Available in certain circumstances.

Master of Philosophy [MPhil]

The MPhil is a two-year full-time or four-year part-time degree that commences in March or August each year. There are five entry points into the program:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with demonstrated research experience (coauthorship on a paper or other quantifiable experience able to be assessed by the Committee).
  2. Bachelor’s degree with a satisfactorily completed Macquarie University postgraduate certificate in research preparation.
  3. Bachelor’s degree with a satisfactorily completed honours degree which includes a research project normally worth at least 25% of the honours program load.
  4. Bachelor’s degree with a satisfactorily completed coursework Master including a research project normally worth at least 25% of the Master program load.
  5. Bachelor’s degree with a satisfactorily completed postgraduate diploma including a research component worth 25% of the program load and directly related to the acquisition of research skills.
Degree code: MPhil
Admission requirements: A pass degree in chemistry together with a Credit grade or better in the Macquarie Postgraduate Units CBMS805, CBMS815 that serve as the coursework for our 6 months Postgraduate Certificate in Research Preparation.
Length of candidature: 1.5-2 years full-time, 2-4 years part-time.
External candidature: Available in certain circumstances.

Further information can be obtained from the PhD and research degree page.

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