What you will study
The MRes program consists of 32 credit points in Year 1 and 32 credit points in Year 2. Students have access to a range of units from a variety of subject areas across the University. This allows the construction of a program relevant to your specific interests, subject to academic approval. Most international students must study full time, except in those cases where the student's visa sub-class permits them to undertake part-time studies.
Year 1 units are advanced undergraduate coursework including study of research frontiers in the discipline.
- 6 x 4 credit point units of advanced disciplinary content
- 1 x 4 credit point Research Communications unit
- 1 x 4 credit point Research Frontiers unit, where candidates survey the key ground-breaking and innovative research issues in their field.
Year 2 units are at the Masters postgraduate program level specialising in research preparation and experience in a specific research topic at the sub-discipline level.
The Year 2 program is based around five core activities:
- Research Frontiers 2
- Literature Review
- Research Methods
- Research Planning
- Thesis (20,000 words) based on a small research project
Since research varies in different fields, each department has a program based on its own practices and style.
On successful completion of the two-year program, candidates will be awarded the Master of Research degree.