Unit Information and Enrolment Patterns

Unit Information and Enrolment Patterns

All students commencing in Year 1 of the program must enrol into 8 units (32 credits points) consisting of the following:

Unit

Typical Value of Credit Points per unit

1 x Research Communications Unit

4cp

1 x Research Frontiers Unit

4cp

6 x Advanced Disciplinary Units

4cp

8 = Total No. of Units

32 = Total No. of Credit Points

A Standard load for full time study is 4 units (16cp) per semester

Note the Faculty of Arts has a slightly different structure to the above. Please consult with the Faculty for further information.

Unit Information

Research Communication Unit

All students commencing in Year 1 of the program in 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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.

Enrolment Patterns

To review suggested enrolment patterns for your program select the relevant faculty and discipline below.

Faculty of Business and Economics

Business and Economics

Faculty of Human Sciences

For candidates in the Faculty of Human Sciences, please read the supplementary information.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Medical Sciences

Timetables

For information about timetables, please see the MQ Central Timetable.

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