Table R For Higher Degree By Research

Fulfilling the coursework requirement

To fulfil the coursework requirements of a PhD or Masters by Research students are required to select units of study from Table R. Table R is listed by thematic category, grouping the coursework units into specialist or skills areas.

Students liaise with their supervisor team to identify appropriate unit selections 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.

Most doctoral students will need to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of coursework within their first two years of candidature (full-time) and four years (part-time). Most Masters by Research students will need to complete a minimum of 6 credit points within their first year (full-time) or two years (part-time) of study.

Students can enrol in units of study in Sydney Student.

Degrees excluded from the coursework requirement

Some degrees have separate requirements as outlined in their course resolutions or inter-institutional agreements, so are excluded from the coursework requirement. For 2022, these are:

  • Master of Medicine / Master of Philosophy (Faculty of Medicine & Health)
  • Master of Science in Medicine / Master of Philosophy (Faculty of Science)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology / Doctor of Philosophy (Faculty of Science)
  • Master of Veterinary Studies (Clinical Residency Program) / Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies (Faculty of Science), and
  • Joint Doctor of Philosophy (Note: candidates in this degree may have to meet coursework requirements subject to the terms of the principal inter-institutional agreement and the student agreement).