Macquarie offers an outstanding range of postgraduate and higher degree research options. Our world-class research programs give students an opportunity to work with internationally respected researchers, gain a deeper, stronger knowledge of their discipline and get a competitive edge.

From 2013, through the Master of Research program (MRes) Macquarie has delivered a new standard in research training for students wishing to progress toward higher degree research studies.

If you want to undertake a PhD at Macquarie you will first need to complete the Master of Research (or a Master of Philosophy) or equivalent. 

If you have completed a Bachelor Honours degree or coursework Masters degree, you may be eligible for entry into Year 2 of the MRes program with up to 32 points credit for your previous studies. Direct entry into Year 2 of the MRes is considered on a case by case basis.  This means that you can complete the MRes in one year of study and then seek admission to the 3 year PhD program.

If you have completed a standard Bachelor degree and are interested in pursuing PhD studies, completing the MRes is the preferred research training pathway.

MRes Pathway 

The majority of students progress to research through completion of the two year Master of Research program. Students with other degrees (such as honours degrees, masters by coursework or research preparation awards) will be considered on a case-by-case basis for direct entry into the second year of the MRes.

Domestic students who complete the Master of Research program at a high standard may be eligible to receive a three-year PhD scholarship.

The Masters of Research/PhD program is compatible with many international scholarship schemes. Bundled offers of entry to the combined MRes/PhD program may be available for students sponsored by international scholarship schemes.

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