Unit Information and Enrolment Patterns
All students commencing in Year 1 of the program must enrol into 8 units (80 credits points) consisting of the following:
Typical Value of Credit Points per unit
1 x Research Communications Unit
1 x Research Frontiers Unit
6 x Advanced Disciplinary Units
8 = Total No. of Units
80 = Total No. of Credit Points
A Standard load for full time study is 4 units (40cp) per semester
Note: the Faculty of Arts has a slightly different structure to the above. Please see below for further information.
Research Communication Unit
All students commencing in Year 1 of the program in 2020 will take a compulsory “Research Communications" unit. This unit aims to equip new research students with skills to communicate academic research effectively, and with a heightened appreciation of the relationship between research communications and disciplinary knowledge creation. Students will analyse, critique and practise academic communication conventions from different research genres in a variety of modes (written, oral and visual), across disciplines and for different audiences.
Research Frontiers Unit
All students commencing in Year 1 of the program in 2020 will take a compulsory “Research Frontiers" unit that is discipline specific.
Advanced Disciplinary Content
All students commencing in Year 1 of the program must select 6 units with advanced disciplinary content. Further details can be found in the 2020 Macquarie University Handbook.
Please view the discipline-specific Year 1 enrolment patterns below and consult with the relevant MRes Advisor regarding completing your Unit Selection form.
To review suggested enrolment patterns for your program select the relevant faculty and discipline below.
Faculty of Arts
- BPhil_MRes Program Overview for 2020 - ARTS
- 2020 Bachelor of Philosophy / Master of Research - Year 1 Flyer
2020 Unit Selection Forms - ARTS
Macquarie Business School
Faculty of Human Sciences
For candidates in the Faculty of Human Sciences, please read the supplementary information.
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
For information about timetables, please see the MQ Central Timetable.
Content owner: HDR Research Training and Partnerships Last updated: 13 Feb 2020 5:38pm