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Higher Degree by Research Coursework (Table R)

Undertaking HDR coursework

To support their learning and research capabilities and success, Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates , doctoral and Master by Research candidates are able to choose from a range of units of study from Table R.

Units in Table R are listed by thematic category, grouping the coursework units into specialist or skills areas. Candidates liaise with their supervisory team to identify appropriate unit/s of study from Table R. Units should be selected to support a candidate’s field of research or develop a skill that will support their research project.

In some degrees, HDR candidates may be required to complete Table R unit/s of study as prescribed in the relevant Faculty milestone statement, and/or any other studies as required by the progress evaluation panel of the research project. Refer to the relevant course resolutions within your faculty handbook.

Students can enrol in units of study via Sydney Student. Students experiencing difficulties with enrolling in a unit are encouraged to contact their Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) portfolio.

Refer to the HDR units of study page on the Current Students website for information around important study dates, HDR coursework exemptions, tracking HDR coursework completions as a progression requirement within the Research Education Candidature System (RECS), and more.