In Australia, students enrolled in PhD and MPhil degrees are often referred to as Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates. Macquarie University offers HDR degrees in a wide range of research areas. Applications to these degrees are handled by the Higher Degree Research Office. We also actively promote cotutelle and joint PhD enrolment. Through these programs, candidates are able to enrol and spend equal time at each university, submitting one thesis to two universities for joint recognition.
To apply for PhD programs and scholarships at Macquarie University, please contact the Higher Degree Research Office.
In 2013, Macquarie University will introduce a new postgraduate degree structure, making it the first Australian university to fully align with European, North American and Asian qualifications.
Consistent with the well-known 'Bologna model', the two-year full-time Master of Research (MRes) will replace most honours as the main pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).