Special advising instructions
Please note, if your discipline is not listed below, please contact your Department MRes Director for assistance with unit selection.
Faculty of Arts
Students who are offered a place in the MRes program, and who have nominated their discipline as Ancient History should follow the following procedure:
- Nominate the units you will study in Year 1 on the Unit Selection form and email a copy of this form to the Ancient History MRes Directors, Dr Gunner Mikkelsen and A/Prof Malcolm Choat (contact information available on the HDR Academic Advice website).
- Arrange a time via email to meet Dr Gunner Mikkelsen on campus in February, to discuss your program and finalise your unit selection before Session 1 commences (see Important Dates website).
Note: All Ancient History BPhil/MRes students must take AHIS700 (Historiography and Ancient History), in addition to the Faculty compulsory units. For more information please review the Ancient History flyer on the Patterns & Shell Units website.
The MRes Director for Anthropology is Dr Jaap Timmer. Please email Jaap Timmer for an appointment.
Students will need to contact the English MRes Director and the English Department Administrator to discuss your selection of coursework units.
- English Dept Admin: Frances Thompson, email@example.com
Geography & Planning
The MRes Director for Geography & Planning is Dr Emily O'Gorman. Please email Emily O'Gorman for an appointment.
The MRes Director for Indigenous Studies is Dr Tristan Kennedy. Please email Tristan Kennedy for an appointment.
Students offered a place in the MRes program who have nominated International Studies as their discipline should:
- Ensure their unit selection includes the following compulsory unit: INTS700
- Email a copy of their unit selection form to the MRes Director in International Studies, Dr Thomas Baudinette, firstname.lastname@example.org
The MRes Director for Macquarie Law School is Dr Amy Barrow. Please email Amy Barrow for an appointment.
Media, Music, Communication & Cultural Studies (MMCCS)
The MRes Director for MMCCS is Prof John Potts. Please email John Potts for an appointment.
The MRes Director for Modern History is A/Prof Tanya Evans. Please email Tanya Evans for an appointment.
The MRes Director for Philosophy is Dr Adam Hochman. Please email Adam Hochman for an appointment.
Politics and International Relations (POIR)
For assistance with unit selection, please contact the MRes Director, Dr Lloyd Cox, email@example.com, by email to arrange a consultation time.
Security Studies & Criminology (SSC)
The MRes Director for SSC is Dr Allon Uhlmann. Please email Allon Uhlmann for an appointment.
Faculty of Human Sciences
Please consult the MRES Year 1 example enrolment pattern for Educational Studies. We require all students to demonstrate a strong grounding in Educational Studies and Research Methods units. Units from other Departments may also be considered. All students are required to consult with the Educational Studies Advisor Dr Hye Eun Chu when making unit selections.
Linguistics candidates entering Year 1 of the BPhil/MRes should check the Linguistics Year 1 enrolment pattern example for information regarding units on offer. All candidates are required to consult with the Linguistics Year 1 MRes Advisor, Dr Cassi Liardet, for approval of unit selections. Units from other Departments may be considered with approval.
Please consult the Year 1 example pattern for Psychology. We require all students to complete Advanced Research Design and Statistics. Units from other Departments may be considered with approval. Students should consult Psychology’s MRes Advisor, A/Prof Simon Boag when making unit selections.
A/Prof Sachiko Kinoshita will be acting Psychology MRes Advisor between December 2018-March 2019.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
All students enrolled in Biology must do Research Frontiers (BIOL700 in S1 or S2), Biology in 21st Century (Research Experience Units BIOL760 in S1 or S2), Topics in Evolution (BIOL711 in S1) and Advanced Research Topics in Biology (BIOL799 in S2). The remaining units may include those from other departments, and must be selected in consultation with the Biology MRes Advisors.
Students who are offered a place in the MRes in Biology should nominate the units you will study in Year 1 on the Unit Selection form and email a copy of this form to Biology MRes Advisor, Dr Grant Hose (firstname.lastname@example.org). For further contact: Dr Grant Hose, email@example.com, +61-2-9850 6296.
Students enrolling under computing must take the unit COMP777 Computing Methods for Research, plus five other elective topics. Please contact the MRes Advisor for Computing, A/Prof Mark Dras, when you are choosing your units.
All students enrolled in the Department of Environmental Sciences must complete ENVS700 Research Frontiers in Environmental Sciences in S1, as well as MRES700 Research Communications. The remaining six units may include those from other Faculty of Science and Engineering departments, or from across the University, and must be selected in consultation with the Department of Environment Sciences MRes Advisor:
Dr Tim Ralph
Phone: 9850 6378
ENVS791-796 are shell units that enable students to complete advanced topics aligned with 800-level units offered by the Department (see http://www.handbook.mq.edu.au/2016/Units/ResByDepartment/Department+of+Environmental+Sciences).
In the unit selection form, you must list the unit code and name (e.g. ENVS792 Research Topic in Environmental Sciences 2) and the name of your preferred 800-level unit as the 'advanced topic' (see http://handbook.mq.edu.au/2016/Units/PGBYDepartment/Department+of+Environmental+Sciences). To check the timetable of the class, you need to look up the 800-level code of the advanced topic. For example, if you enrol in ENVS792 and take the advanced topic 'Air and Water Quality', you need to look up the 800-level class with that name (ENVS805 Air and Water Quality) in the timetable.
Mathematics students must contact the MRes Advisor for Mathematics, Dr Gerry Myerson, to discuss unit selection.
Units available in Session 1:
- MATH702 Algebra
- MATH703 Topology
- MATH704 Number Theory
Units available in Session 2:
- MATH700 Research Frontiers
- MATH701 Analysis (for students who have a background equivalent to MATH339)
- MATH705 Applied analysis (for students who have a background equivalent to MATH336 and MATH339)
- MATH706 Category theory
- MATH707 (for students without background equivalent to MATH339)
- MATH708(for students without a background equivalent to MATH336)
All students select CBMS Research Frontiers (CBMS700 in S1) and Research Experience Units (CBMS780 in S2). Remaining 5 units, which may be selected from other Departments, must be selected in consultation with the MRes Advisor for Molecular Science, Dr Louise Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tuesday - Friday). Please email for an appointment. For more information about Molecular Science units please see http://www.cbms.mq.edu.au/mres/
Physics and Astronomy
Physics and astronomy students must contact the MRes Advisor A/Prof Alexei Gilchrist to discuss unit selection. The units in S1 are all compulsory:
PHYS700 Research Frontiers in Physics and Astronomy 1
PHYS701 Mathematical Methods in Physics
PHYS702 Statistical Physics
PHYS703 Computational Science
For S2 students must select MRES700 Research Communications, and three other units in consultation with the MRes Advisor. Please email for an appointment.
All students select Research Frontiers in Statistics (STAT700) and Research Communications (MRES700). The remaining 6 units should be selected in consultation with the MRes Advisor for Statistics, Dr Thomas Fung (email@example.com).