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
|RMPHLBUS-02||Master of Philosophy||18 months to 2 years full-time equivalent|
(1) To be eligible to be admitted to candidature an applicant must have completed an Australian honours (or equivalent) or a postgraduate degree with outstanding results (normally at least 80%).
(2) The Associate Dean 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 School's Research Unit Committee are equivalent to those prescribed in sub-clause (1).
(1) An applicant for admission to candidature must submit to the School:
(a) satisfactory evidence of the applicant's eligibility for admission;
(b) written evidence confirming that an academic within the Faculty, with an academic background appropriate to the candidate's proposed research:
(i) supports the applicant's research proposal; and
(ii) is willing to supervise the research.
(c) a written preliminary research proposal in the form specified by the Faculty.
(d) 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.
(e) evidence of minimum English language requirements, where not demonstrated by academic qualifications; and
(f) the contact details of two academic or practitioner referees.
(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.
The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the granting of credit for previous studies, including the effect on completion times.
The relevant Postgraduate Research Coordinator will appoint a supervisor and associate supervisor for each candidate in accordance with the HDR Rule and Academic Board policies for postgraduate research higher degree supervision.
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) complete any prescribed units of study;
(c) conduct research on the approved topic; and
(d) 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 have an upper limit of 50,000 words including footnotes that may be exceeded by no more than 10,000 words with the permission of the Associate Dean. The word limit does not include appendices.
(1) A candidate is normally accepted for candidature on a probationary basis for a period not exceeding six months according to the provisions of the HDR Rule.
(2) In the probationary period each candidate must:
(a) complete the School's research induction program; and
(b) maintain progression to the satisfaction of the supervisor and Head of Department.
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.
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.
The degree is awarded at the Pass level only.
(1) These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.