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.

  • Commencement program

    New candidates in research degrees 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.

  • 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.

  • Reporting

    During your candidature you will need to make a number of reports, the most notable being the Annual Progress Report.

  • Thesis preparation, submission and examination

    Before you submit your thesis, it is important to ensure you are following all content, presentation, formatting, length and binding requirements.

  • Feedback

    Macquarie University is committed to providing a strong and supportive research culture. We encourage feedback from HDR candidates regarding positive and challenging experiences.

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HDR Handbook & Guide

This Higher Degree Research (HDR) Handbook & Guide contains information of relevance to candidates and supervisors interested in, enrolled in or involved in any of Macquarie University’s research training or higher degree research programs.

General enquiries

Please contact the Office of HDR Training and Partnerships

HDR Faculty contacts

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