My research program (HDR)

A Higher Degree Research (HDR) program at Macquarie is a pathway to a career as a researcher in both academia and industry. In addition to managing your candidature, it is important to know how to leverage your degree to enable you to reach your future goals.

  • HDR Handbook and Guide

    The HDR Handbook and Guide contains information for candidates and supervisors interested in, enrolled in or involved in Macquarie University’s research programs.

  • Commencement program

    New candidates must complete two Commencement Programs in their first year of study: the Central Commencement Program, and a Faculty Commencement Program.

  • Candidature Management

    During your degree, you may need to access resources or make changes to your enrolment. You will need to obtain approval for any changes to candidature.

  • Grants and Funding

    There are two levels of funding available to HDR candidates: The Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund and Faculty administered funding.

  • Training support and tools

    We offer a number of support services to help you through your HDR candidature. Whether you are seeking a mentor, need to brush up on your grammar or want to learn how to better manage stress, we've got you covered.

  • The Three Minute Thesis

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, for all HDR Candidates.

Need more information?

General enquiries

Please contact the Office of HDR Training and Partnerships

HDR Faculty contacts

Arts -  arts.hdr@mq.edu.au

Human Sciences -  fohs.hdr@mq.edu.au

Science and Engineering -  sci.hdradm@mq.edu.au

Macquarie Business School - hdrbusecon@mq.edu.au

Medicine and Health Sciences - fmhs.hdr@mq.edu.au

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