Master of Research

Master of Research

Year 1 (i.e. BPhil) consists of advanced disciplinary coursework focussed on the exploration of research frontiers in Environmental Sciences.

Year 2 (i.e. MRes) consists of a masters level research training program tailored to a novel research project that culminates in the completion of an original thesis.

General information regarding the BPhil/MRes program.

Information regarding scholarships for domestic and international MRes students.

Information regarding the MRes international exchange program.

Year 1 Research Frontiers

32 credit points of advanced coursework, including tailored individual units working with Environmental Sciences staff.

Information regarding the recommended enrolment pattern for BPhil/MRes in Environmental Sciences and supplementary information for Year 1 coursework (shell units and advanced topics).

Year 2 Research Training

32 credit points of structured research, where MRes students will:

  • Extend their knowledge of research innovations in their discipline;
  • Survey the current literature related to their particular research interest;
  • Study the latest research methods in their field;
  • Plan a major research project;
  • Receive training in project management;
  • Complete a significant individual research pilot project of their own design.

How To Apply

BPhil/MRes applications are accepted for Session 1 (January) and Session 2 (July) admissions. Students that have already completed a Master of Science (MSc) or a similar degree may be eligible for direct entry to Year 2 of the program. More information about the application process and deadlines.


Dr Tim Ralph – Environmental Sciences MRes Program Director and Advisor

Photo by Tim Ralph - Lake Cootapatamba

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