Master of Research (Human Sciences)


Macquarie University    Postgraduate Courses

Full time February, July Research Only, Other Full-time: 2 years
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The Master of Research (Human Sciences) at Macquarie University is a unique and innovative programme that combines advanced coursework with research training. Over the course of two years, you will delve into the frontiers of research in your chosen discipline, preparing you for a successful PhD or Master of Philosophy. This programme aligns with international research training qualifications, giving you greater recognition and enhanced employment opportunities worldwide. Whether you're interested in industry, education, government, or NGOs, this programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in research, policy development, teaching, and more. Visit the website for English language proficiency requirements.

About the course

The Master of Research is a unique combination of advanced coursework and research training:

  • In the first year of the program you'll undertake advanced coursework units including the study of research frontiers in your discipline.
  • The second year of the program will be a masters level postgraduate research training program. You'll specialise in research preparation and focus on a specific research topic at the sub-discipline level.

The Master of Research is consistent with the well-known ‘Bologna model’. Students completing this program will be well-equipped to complete a PhD in three years, well short of the national average. The MRes will also be more easily recognised internationally.

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Entry Requirements

Macquarie University requires all research candidates to have and maintain a high level of English language proficiency.


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