These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 (as amended) (the ‘HDR Rule’); the Higher Degree by Research Supervision Policy 2020, the Progress Planning and Review for Higher Degree by Research Students Policy 2015, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the Research Code of Conduct 2019, the Research Data Management Policy 2014, and the Thesis and Examination for Higher Degree by Research Policy 2015.
Additionally, the coursework components of this award course are subject to (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the ‘Coursework Rule’), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the ‘Coursework Policy’), the Academic Integrity Policy 2022 and the Academic Integrity Procedures 2022. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies
|Course and stream title
|Master of Arts (Research)
(1) To be eligible to be admitted to candidature by the Dean or Associate Dean (Research Education), an applicant must hold or have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution, with a major in a relevant subject area, completed with a distinction average.
(2) The Dean or Associate Dean (Research Education) may admit to candidature an applicant who does not meet the requirements of sub-clause (1), provided that the applicant holds a qualification or qualifications that, in the opinion of the Dean or Associate Dean, are equivalent to those prescribed in sub-clause (1).
(1) An applicant for admission to candidature must submit to the Faculty satisfactory evidence of the applicant's eligibility for admission:
(a) a proposal for a course of research and advanced study of not less than 1,000 words; and
(b) a statement certifying the applicant's understanding that, subject to the HDR Rule, if the candidature is successful, his or her thesis will be lodged with the University Librarian and made available for immediate public use.
(2) In addition, an applicant for admission to part-time candidature must submit a statement that he or she will have sufficient time available to complete the requirements of the degree in accordance with these resolutions.
(1) The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the granting of credit for previous studies, including the effect on completion times, except that:
(a) any research credit granted shall ordinarily not exceed one semester full-time or equivalent part-time candidature; and
(b) for coursework:
(i) no more than 12 credit points may be credited; and
(ii) the coursework should have been completed with a high level of competency (normally at least at Distinction level) and be relevant to the candidate's program of study.
For each candidate, the Associate Dean (Research Education) will appoint a supervisory team of at least two supervisors, one of whom will be lead supervisor in accordance with the HDR Rule and the Supervision of Higher Degree by Research Students Policy 2020.
The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the control of candidature by the University.
The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the location of candidature and attendance by candidates at the University.
(1) To satisfy the requirements of the degree candidates must:
(a) complete any specified probationary requirements;
(b) where applicable, complete any prescribed unit/s of study as determined in the relevant Faculty milestones statement, and/or any other studies as required by the progress evaluation panel of the research project;(c) conduct research on the approved topic; and
(c) write a thesis embodying the results of the research.
(1) A candidate shall produce a thesis that meets the requirements specified in the HDR Rule.
(2) The thesis will normally have a minimum of 20,000 and upper limit of 40,000 words including footnotes, that may be exceeded by no more than 10,000 words with the permission of the Associate Dean (Research Education). The word limit does not include appendices.
(1) A candidate is normally accepted for candidature on a probationary basis for a period not exceeding one year according to the provisions of the HDR Rule.
(2) In the probationary period, other than in exceptional circumstances, to the satisfaction of the Faculty Postgraduate Research Education Committee, each candidate must:
(a) meet any conditions set by the Faculty Postgraduate Research Education Committee; and
(b) meet requirements in accordance with the Progress Planning Review for Higher Degree by Research Students Policy and Procedures.
The HDR Rule specifies the allowable completion times and submission dates available for full- and part-time candidates in this course.
The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.
A candidate may discontinue enrolment in a unit of study or the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.
A candidate may suspend enrolment from the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.
A candidate may take leave of absence from the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.
A candidate is required to maintain satisfactory progress towards the timely completion of the degree. Progress will be reviewed annually according to the provisions of the HDR Rule and the Progress Planning and Review of Higher Degree by Research Students Policy 2015.
(1) Examination of the thesis will be conducted in general accordance with standards prescribed by Academic Board for the Masters by Research, which are set out in the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degree by Research Policy 2015.
(2) The Faculty Research Education Committee will act in place of the HDR examinations sub-committee of the Academic Board to determine the outcome of the examination in cases where all examiners recommend award of the degree. In all other cases, the matter will be referred to the HDR Examinations Subcommittee for determination.
The degree is awarded at the Pass level only.
(1) These resolutions apply to commencing and continuing students after 1 January 2024.