Higher degree research

Higher degree research

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers programs leading to the following postgraduate research degrees:

Programs may be taken either by full-time or by part-time study and arrangements may be made under certain conditions for supervision of research to be conducted externally.

Project topic and supervisor

To enrol in an HDR program, you'll need to find a supervisor and a research topic that interests both you and your supervisor. Candidates should check the research interests of members of the department and approach potential supervisors before applying to the university. Academic staff from the Department have proposed several topic ideas that could be developed into full proposals, in conjunction with an interested student. These topics can be viewed here:

Alternatively, you may have your own topic ideas you'd like to explore. In that case, talk to staff with related interests about developing a proposal.

How to apply

For all research degrees, supervision must be available and candidates can be accepted only where suitable specialised supervision is available. Candidates should check the research interests of members of the department and approach potential supervisors prior to making an application to the university.

Prospective candidates should also contact the Department’s Research Degree Co-ordinators Dr Adam Sikora (MRess) and Dr Richard Garner (HDR) for discussion prior to filling out an application.

You can also visit the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO) section for more information, entry requirements and how to apply.

Further Enquiries

Dr Richard Garner
Phone: (02) 9850 8923
Email: richard.garner@mq.edu.au

For more information about Higher Degree Research and Research Training Pathways contact our HDR Office or call us at +61 2 9850 7987.

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