Higher Degree Research
Macquarie University’s two year (equivalent full-time) research training pathway program to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil). The two-year full-time Master of Research (MRes) program replaces the honours program as the main pathway to a PhD at Macquarie University.
Information materials for MRes from EPS Info-sessions 31.08.2015:
- Information slides for MRes from the EPS Info-evening 13.05.2015
- Master of Research Flyer 2015-2016
- Master of Research Information Slides 2015 August Session
- Master of Research Staff Profiles
- EPS Master of Research Projects 2016
We offer PhD and MPhil postgraduate research degrees. Our postgraduate research students benefit from the generous financial and in-kind support available through several schemes, state of the art facilities and the supportive research environment.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Awarded for research that demonstrates capacity to conduct research independently, and form a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject and to afford evidence of coherence and originality shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical power.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Awarded for research that demonstrates that the candidate has made a contribution to knowledge in a particular field of study by presenting new facts or by demonstrating an independent critical ability to evaluate existing material in a new light.
For more information about these Research Degrees visit the Higher Degree Research Office.
All EPS staff offer exciting state-of-the art research projects for MRes and PhD on a competitive basis. Please visit the individual staff websites or contact potential supervisors directly for information on currently available projects.
Further Higher Degree Research Enquiries
A/Prof. Dorrit Jacob
Postgraduate Research Coordinator (PhD)
Phone: (02) 9850 8428
Fax: (02) 9850 6904
Dr. Heather Handley
Master of Research Coordinator
Phone: (02) 9850 4403
Fax: (02) 9850 6904