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International Research Training Pathway

The Master of Research (MRes) is Macquarie University's two year (equivalent full-time) research training pathway program to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil). The two-year full-time Master of Research (MRes) program replaces most honours programs as the main pathway to a PhD at Macquarie University.

The Master of Research equips students with intensive research preparation before beginning doctoral study. Consistent with the 'Bologna model', this program enables students to complete a PhD in three years.

Macquarie is the first Australian university to align with international research training qualifications. Combining advanced disciplinary coursework and structured research training, the Master of Research program provides graduates with greater recognition for their academic progress, enhanced employment opportunities and pathways to further study overseas.

Master degree of Research structure

See what you will study in your research training program.

How to apply

Learn about the application process, find forms and eligibility requirements.

Fees and financial support

Learn about fees and financial support while you study.

Pathway to a PhD

See how the Master of Research can enable you to complete a PhD in three years.