Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosopy

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosopy

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree code PhD
Admission requirements An Honours Degree of Bachelor with First-class Honors or Second-class Honors 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 Masters including a research project normally worth at least 25% of the Masters 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.

Forms and Applications

Applicants for higher degree research programs must make contact directly with potential supervisors to discuss research projects prior to applying. Application forms for admission and scholarship details for both local and overseas students can be obtained from:

Higher Degree Research Office

Download application forms.

Email: hdrint@vc.mq.edu.au
Telephone: +61 2 9850 9784 or +61 2 9850 7987

If you are an overseas student, you must first contact a staff member in the research area of your interest about scholarship opportunities in the Department and the associated language requirements. Please use the link above to obtain application material. If you have not contacted a staff member and are just interested in the possibility of a research degree in Chemistry, Scholarship information for overseas students can be obtained from:

Higher Degree Research Office

View HDR Scholarship website.

Email: hdrschol@vc.mq.edu.au

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