Special advising instructions

Special advising instructions

Please note, if your discipline is not listed below, please contact your MRes Advisor for assistance with unit selection.

Faculty of Arts

Ancient History

Students who are offered a place in the MRes and who have nominated their discipline as Ancient History should follow the following procedure:

  1. Nominate the units you will study in Year 1 on the Unit Selection form and email a copy of this form to the Ancient History MRes Advisor, A/Prof Malcolm Choat.
  2. Arrange a time via email to meet A/Prof Choat on campus in February 1 - 5, 2016, to discuss your program and finalise it.

Note: All Ancient History MRes students must take AHIS700 (Historiography and Ancient History).

Anthropology

The MRes Advisor for Anthropology is Dr Jaap Timmer.  Please email Jaap Timmer for an appointment.

English

Students will need to contact the English MRes Advisor and the English secretary to discuss your selection of coursework units.

MRes Advisors:

Modern History

The MRes Advisor for Modern History is Dr Tanya Evans.  Please email Tanya Evans for an appointment.

Politics and International Relations (POIR)

For assistance with unit selection, please contact the MRes Advisor, Dr Lloyd Cox, lloyd.cox@mq.edu.au, by email to arrange a consultation time.

Sociology

For general assistance and advice on the Sociology MRes program please contact MRes Advisors for sociology: 

Dr Justine Lloyd, justine.lloyd@mq.edu.au, Tel: +61-2-9850-9940

Dr Alison Leitch, alison.leitch@mq.edu.au, Tel: +61-2-9850-8102

International Studies

Students offered a place in the MRes who have nominated International Studies as their discipline should:

  1. Ensure their unit selection includes the following compulsory unit: INTS700
  2. Email a copy of their unit selection form to the MRes Advisor in International Studies, Dr Lan Zhang, lan.zhang@mq.edu.au, Tel: +61-2-9850-7020

Faculty of Human Sciences

Education

Please consult the Year 1 example enrolment pattern for Education. We require all students to demonstrate a strong grounding in Advanced Topics in Research in Education. Units from other Departments may be considered but it is strongly recommended that all students consult with the MRes Advisor, Dr Anne McMaugh when making unit selections. An individual pattern can be developed to suit your individual development needs.

Linguistics

Linguistics candidates entering Year 1 of the BPhil/MRes should check the Linguistics Year 1 enrolment pattern example for information regarding units on offer.  All candidates are required to consult with the Linguistics Year 1 MRes Advisor, Dr Scott Barnes, for approval of unit selections.  Units from other Departments may be considered with approval.

A/Prof Annabelle Lukin is acting Linguistics MRes Advisor for Year 2 candidates.

Early Childhood

It is essential that you contact the MRes Advisor for Early Childhood, A/Prof Manjula Waniganayake or Dr Helen Little to design your study pattern. Please use this email address: pg.educ_iec@mq.edu.au

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Biological Sciences

All students enrolled in Biology must do Research Frontiers (BIOL700 in S1 or S2), Biology in 21st Century (Research Experience Units BIOL760 in S1 or S2), Topics in Evolution (BIOL711 in S1) and Advanced Research Topics in Biology (BIOL799 in S2). The remaining units may include those from other departments, and must be selected in consultation with the Biology MRes Advisors.

Students who are offered a place in the MRes in Biology should nominate the units you will study in Year 1 on the Unit Selection form and email a copy of this form to Biology MRes Advisor, Dr Grant Hose (grant.hose@mq.edu.au). For further contact:  Dr Grant Hose, grant.hose@mq.edu.au, +61-2-9850 6296.

Computing Science

Students enrolling under computing must take the unit COMP777 Computing Methods for Research, plus five other elective topics. Please contact the MRes Advisor for Computing, A/Prof Mark Dras, when you are choosing your units.

Environmental Sciences

All students enrolled in the Department of Environmental Sciences must complete ENVS700 Research Frontiers in Environmental Sciences in S1, as well as MRES700 Research Communications.  The remaining six units may include those from other Faculty of Science and Engineering departments, or from across the University, and must be selected in consultation with the Department of Environment Sciences MRes Advisor:

Dr Tim Ralph
Phone: 9850 6378
Email: tim.ralph@mq.edu.au

ENVS791-796 are shell units that enable students to complete advanced topics aligned with 800-level units offered by the Department (see http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2016/Units/ResByDepartment/Department+of+Environmental+Sciences).

In the unit selection form, you must list the unit code and name (e.g. ENVS792 Research Topic in Environmental Sciences 2) and the name of your preferred 800-level unit as the 'advanced topic' (see http://handbook.mq.edu.au/2016/Units/PGBYDepartment/Department+of+Environmental+Sciences).  To check the timetable of the class, you need to look up the 800-level code of the advanced topic.  For example, if you enrol in ENVS792 and take the advanced topic 'Air and Water Quality', you need to look up the 800-level class with that name (ENVS805 Air and Water Quality) in the timetable.

Mathematics

Mathematics students must contact the MRes Advisor for Mathematics, Dr Gerry Myerson, to discuss unit selection.

Units available in Session 1:

  • MATH702 Algebra
  • MATH703 Topology
  • MATH704 Number Theory

Units available in Session 2:

  • MATH700 Research Frontiers
  • MATH701 Analysis (for students who have a background equivalent to MATH339)
  • MATH705 Applied analysis (for students who have a background equivalent to MATH336 and MATH339)
  • MATH706 Category theory
  • MATH707 (for students without background equivalent to MATH339)
  • MATH708(for students without a background equivalent to MATH336)

Molecular Science

All students select CBMS Research Frontiers (CBMS700 in S1) and Research Experience Units (CBMS780 in S2). Remaining 5 units, which may be selected from other Departments, must be selected in consultation with the MRes Advisor for Molecular Science, Dr Louise Brown (louise.brown@mq.edu.au, Tuesday - Friday). Please email for an appointment. For more information about Molecular Science units please see http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au/mres/

Physics and Astronomy

Physics and astronomy students must contact the MRes Advisor A/Prof Alexei Gilchrist to discuss unit selection.  The units in S1 are all compulsory: 

PHYS700 Research Frontiers in Physics and Astronomy 1
PHYS701 Mathematical Methods in Physics
PHYS702 Statistical Physics
PHYS703 Computational Science

For S2 students must select MRES700 Research Communications, and three other units in consultation with the MRes Advisor. Please email for an appointment.

Statistics

All students select Research Frontiers in Statistics (STAT700) and Research Communications (MRES700). The remaining 6 units should be selected in consultation with the MRes Advisor for Statistics, Dr Thomas Fung (thomas.fung@mq.edu.au).

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