Master of Research
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Master of Research (MRes)
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Master of Research – pathway to research success
Whether you’re headed for a career in research or into a profession that demands research and critical thinking, Macquarie University's MRes program can get you there.
Undertake research in biological sciences; business; chemical and biomolecular sciences; creative arts, communication and culture; earth sciences; education; engineering; environmental sciences; health sciences; history and archaeology; human society; information and computing sciences; languages and linguistics; law and legal studies; mathematical sciences and statistics; medicine and surgery; philosophy; physics and astronomy; psychology and cognitive science; and urban and regional planning.
Why choose our Master of Research?
International relevance – our MRes is internationally recognised, making it easy to take your talent overseas.
Pathway to a PhD – hone your research skills before beginning doctoral study and complete your PhD in three years.
360-degree world view – become a well-rounded researcher by undertaking advanced topics within your field and in other disciplines.
Join a top research community – benefit from peer-to-peer support as you join Macquarie’s wider community that produces research above world-class standards – as ranked by Excellence in Research for Australia.
How does it work?
Duration: Two years full time
Recognition of Prior Learning: Candidates who have completed prior postgraduate studies or Honours may be eligible to progress directly to Year 2 of the MRes.
Fees: For domestic candidates, Year 1 of the MRes is offered as a Commonwealth Supported Place, and the Research Training Program (RTP) covers Year 2. All international students enrolled in the MRes are full fee paying.
Scholarships: Full-time domestic candidates receive a $4,000 stipend in Year 1, Session 1. High-performing students are eligible to receive the stipend again in Year 1, Session 2. Year 2 scholarships are awarded through a competitive ranking process based on academic merit, and paid at the RTP scholarship rate ($27,082 per annum in 2018, indexed and tax free).
Exchange: The MRes exchange program offers you the chance to undertake international experiences during your studies.
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