phd and research degrees
in 2013, macquarie university introduced a new postgraduate degree structure, making it the first australian university to fully align with european, north american and asian qualifications.
consistent with the well-known 'bologna model', the two-year full-time master of research (mres) will replace most honours as the main pathway to a doctor of philosophy(phd) and master of philosophy (mphil).
higher research degrees are awarded for research that demonstrates that the candidate has the capacity to conduct research independently, and forms a distinct contribution to the knowledge of the subject. our research programs can lead to two different research qualifications:
- master of philosophy (mphil)
- doctor of philosophy (phd)
combining coursework and research programs
you also have the option of enrolling in a combined research and coursework program. to work out the best approach for you, we recommend that you choose your area of interest and speak to an adviser.