Macquarie University

Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (Business and Economics)

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00002J

The Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research in Business and Economics offers a unique combination of advanced coursework and research training. The first year consists of advanced undergraduate study exploring cutting-edge research in your discipline. The second year is a master-level postgraduate research training program. You’ll specialise in research preparation and focus on a specific research topic at the sub-discipline level to deliver a thesis (up to 20,000 words).This research training pathway is consistent with international pathways and, if you aspire to, you’ll be well-equipped to complete a PhD in three years, well short of the national average. The learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research also provide a strong background for a number of employment opportunities. The degree can be completed in two years full-time or equivalent part-time.


Core Zone (160 credit points)


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Standard entry requirements

Standard Entry RequirementsThe 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 Master of Research program equips students with intensive research preparation before beginning doctoral study. The minimum requirement for admission to an MRes degree is:Bachelor or higher award from a recognised institutionMinimum overall GPA of 4.38 on a 7 point scale and GPA of 5.25 at 300 levelA research proposal (a short paragraph is sufficient).A high level of English language proficiency.Some disciplines may have additional entry requirements such as a portfolio of work or a higher level of performance in previous study. Please refer to the 'Master of Research Additional Entry Requirements' section below.Year 1: Bachelor of PhilosophyThe first year of the Master of Research program is referred to as the Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil). Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Philosophy, students will automatically progress into Year 2.When applying for admission into the program, please select the relevant BPhil course on your application.Year 2: Master of ResearchThe second year of the program is referred to as the Master of Research (MRes).Recognition of Prior LearningYou may be eligible for admission directly into the second year of the program if:You hold an honours degree or,A masters degreeYou may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) up to 80 credit points. If you are seeking direct entry into Year 2 of the program with RPL, please select the MRes course on your application. You will be required to provide a more detailed research proposal (approximately 1 page describing your proposed project).

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  • Full-time : 2 years

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