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Domestic Research Training Pathway  

The Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (BPhil/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 Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (BPhil/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.

In Year 1, domestic students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) as a Commonwealth supported student and are liable for student contribution amounts which can be deferred through the HECS-HELP scheme if they are eligibile. In Year 2, domestic students are enrolled in the Master of Research (MRes). 

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, Commonwealth Supported Places and financial support while you study.

Pathway to a PhD

See how the BPhil/MRes can enable you to complete a PhD in three years.


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