Master of Research

Master of Research

The degree is a two year degree with advanced course work in the first year while the second year is predominately research culminating in a thesis. Students with existing honours or coursework masters degrees can apply to enter directly into Year 2 of the Macquarie MRes program. For much more information about the Macquarie MRes and PhD programs click here.

Enquiries about the MRes in Physics and Astronomy can be directed to our in-Department MRes Advisors: Dr Joanne Dawson and Dr Matt Owers

Yearly Programs

MRes Year 1

The first year of MRes is primarily coursework. Students select from course options in physics and (optionally) other Departments within the Faculty of Science. For information about the coursework component and available units in 2021 see here.

MRes Year 2

The second year of the MRes programme is centred around a major independent research project, which students carry out under the guidance of their project supervisors. The year is designed to provide a structured approach to research, in which students are guided in developing high-level expertise in their chosen discipline, framing and planning a research project, acquiring cutting-edge technical skills, building their research networks, and eventually completing a significant (~50-page) written thesis, worth 90% of their final Year 2 grade.

As well as carrying out their own original research, students attend professional skills workshops, produce a formal project plan, synthesise the latest innovations and current state of their field, and attend external research and networking events such as a conference or externally-hosted colloquia.

For examples of projects on offer in the Department see:

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