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HDR units of study

As a research student, you will be required to complete some units of study during your degree.

The University outlines certain units of study that you need to complete as progress milestones toward your degree. Depending on your faculty, you may have additional units to complete.

As a domestic or international research student, you do not have to pay tuition fees for units of study.

All units of study are run during coursework semesters rather than research periods. These align approximately as:

  • Semester 1 – Research Period 1 and Research Period 2
  • Semester 2 – Research Period 3 and Research Period 4.

You can find more information on how to enrol in a unit of study. You can also find information on discontinuing a unit of study and the deadlines to do this.

Required progress milestones

You will need to complete these units of study to show progress towards your degree.

If you commenced your research degree from 2016, the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre will enrol you in these units of study. You will need to be aware of the coursework census dates if you add or remove units of study.

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Faculty or school

Course

Completion timeframe

RSCH9010

Work, Health and Safety – Induction

All

All

Within two months of commencement

RSCH9001

Responsible Research Practice

All

All

Within six months of commencement

RSCH9002

Human Ethics – General

  • Architecture, Design and Planning, Business, Education, Law, Science
  • Health Sciences *

All doctoral and master’s by research courses offered by these faculties and schools

Within six months of commencement

RSCH9003

Human Ethics – Health and Medical

  • Health Sciences*
  • Optional: Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine

All doctoral and master’s by research courses offered by Health Sciences*

Health Sciences* within six months of commencement. For optional students, please discuss with your research supervisor

RSCH9004

Animal Ethics

All commencing students conducting research which involves animal ethics approval

All doctoral and master's by research courses 

 

* If you're a research student undertaking research that does not require ethics approval, you need to complete RSCH9002 Human Ethics – General. If you're a research student undertaking research involving human participants, you need to complete RSCH9003 Human Ethics – Health and Medical.

Faculty and school requirements

Your faculty or school may require you to complete additional units of study specific to research students, or as a key part of your degree requirements. Alternatively, you may have the option of completing units of study that are of benefit to your degree but are not compulsory.

You should speak to your supervisor about your unit of study requirements and options.

To enrol in these units of study, you will need to complete a Special Permission request through Sydney Student. Information about this process can be found on the Request permission for a unit of study page. You will need to be aware of the coursework census dates if you add or remove units of study.

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

ARCF9001

Modes of Inquiry: Research and Scholarship

All

Year 1

N/A

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

ARTS7040

Quantitative Methods for Social Science

Subject to arrangements with your supervisor(s)

Any time

Not available in 2017

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

BUSS7901

Research Design

All

First research period of candidature

PhD candidates complete a minimum of three and maximum of six units. MPhil candidates complete three mandatory units (BUSS7901 plus one qualitative and one quantitative unit).

BUSS7902

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

All

Year 1

PhD candidates complete a minimum of three and maximum of six units. MPhil candidates complete three mandatory units (BUSS7901 plus one qualitative and one quantitative unit).

BUSS7904

Special Topics in Quantitative Research Methods

All

Year 1

PhD candidates complete a minimum of three and maximum of six units. MPhil candidates complete three mandatory units (BUSS7901 plus one qualitative and one quantitative unit).

BUSS7905

Advanced Research Methods

All

Year 1

PhD candidates complete a minimum of three and maximum of six units. MPhil candidates complete three mandatory units (BUSS7901 plus one qualitative and one quantitative unit)

BUSS7906

Current Topics in Research

All

Year 1

PhD candidates complete a minimum of three and maximum of six units. MPhil candidates complete three mandatory units (BUSS7901 plus one qualitative and one quantitative unit).

BUSS7907

Applied Quantitative Methods

All

Year 1

PhD candidates complete a minimum of three and maximum of six units. MPhil candidates complete 3 mandatory units (BUSS7901 plus one qualitative and one quantitative unit).

BUSS7908

Research Reading Seminar

All

Year 1

PhD candidates complete a minimum of three and maximum of six units. MPhil candidates complete 3 mandatory units (BUSS7901 plus one qualitative and one quantitative unit).

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

DENT6000

Research Methods in Dentistry

Master of Philosophy

Year 1 (recommended but may be completed later)

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

EDPZ5003

Thesis Proposal Writing

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Doctor of Education, Doctor of Social Work, Master of Philosophy (Education), Master of Philosophy (Social Work)

First research period of candidature

Weekly workshops

EDPK5001

Qualitative Methods

All Doctor of Philosophy Pathway A candidates, Master of Philosophy (Education) – elective, Master of Philosophy (Social Work) – elective

Year 2 or Year 3

Offered Semester 1

EDPK5002

Quantitative Methods

All Doctor of Philosophy Pathway A candidates, Master of Philosophy (Education) – elective, Master of Philosophy (Social Work) – elective

Year 2 or Year 3

Offered Semester 1

EDPK5003

Developing a Research Project

Master of Philosophy (Education),
Master of Education (Research)

Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

SCWK6908

Authorised Independent Study and Report

Doctor of Social Work

Year 1 and other probationary students

Check availability with your supervisor(s)

EDPC5012

Evaluating Learning Tech Innovation

Master of Education (Research)

As appropriate 

Offered in Semester 1

EDPJ5022

Research Methods in Language Studies

Master of Education (Research) Option B

As appropriate 

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

INFO5993

Research Methods in IT

All School of Information Technologies candidates need to complete this unit in their first semester of candidature

Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

BACH5068

Statistics for Clinical Research 

Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Applied Science 

Year 1 (recommended but may be completed later)

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

BACH5255

Qualitative Research Methods

Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Applied Science 

Year 1 (recommended but may be completed later)

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

LAWS6077

Legal Research 1

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridicial Studies, Master of Laws (Research), Master of Criminology (Research)

Year 1

Semester 1 2017
Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm

LAWS7001

Legal Research 2

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridicial Studies

Year 2 for full-time students

Semester 2 2017
Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm

LAWS7002

Legal Research 3

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridicial Studies

Year 3 for full-time students

Meeting Date: 7 August (2-5pm). Students are required to attend this initial meeting. One other session, involving a two-day conference in which students give presentations of their thesis, will be held later in the year. The date will be confirmed at the first meeting.

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

MEDF5005

Health Research Methods and Ethics

Master of Philosophy

Year 1 (recommended but may be completed later)

Offered in Semester 1

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

CMPN5001

Principal Study (Composition) 1

Master of Music (Composition)

First half of Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

CMPN5002

Principal Study (Composition) 2

Master of Music (Composition)

Second half of Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

CMPN6003

Principal Study (Composition) 3

Master of Music (Composition)

First half of Year 2

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

CMPN6004

 Principal Study (Composition) 4

Master of Music (Composition)

Second half of Year 2

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

MUED5008

Musical Education Research Methods 1

Master of Music (Music Education)

First half of Year 1

Offered in Semester 1

MUED5016

Musical Education Research Methods 2

Master of Music (Music Education)

Second half of Year 1

Offered in Semester 2

MCGY5601

Music Through Ethnography

Master of Music (Musicology)

Year 1

Offered in Semester 1

PERF5001

Principal Study (MMus) 1

Master of Music (Performance)

First half of Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

PERF5002

Principal Study (MMus) 2

Master of Music (Performance)

Second half of Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

PERF6000

Principal Study (MMus) 3

Master of Music (Performance)

First half of Year 2

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

MCGY6602

Performance Thesis

Master of Music (Performance)

Second half of Year 2

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

CMPN5006

Recording Portfolio

Master of Music

Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

EMUS5600

Historical Performance Practice

Master of Music

Year 1

Offered in Semester 2

MCGY5600

Critical Discourses in Music

Master of Music

Year 1

Offered in Semester 1

MCGY5601

Music Through Ethnography

Master of Music

Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

PERF5023

Graduate Aural Perception

Master of Music

Year 1

Offered in Semester 1 (department permission required)

PERF5031

Methods of Musical Analysis

Master of Music

Year 1

Offered in Semester 1

PERF5600

Graduate Research Methods

Master of Music

First half of Year 1

Offered in Semester 1

PERF5603

Wind Conducting

Master of Music

Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

PERF5611

Graduate Seminar 1

Master of Music

Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

PERF5612

Graduate Seminar 2

Master of Music

Year 1

Offered in Semester 2

PERF6613

Graduate Seminar 3

Master of Music

Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

PERF6614

Graduate Seminar 4

Master of Music

Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

VSAO5022

Principles of Studio Pedagogy

Master of Music

Year 1

Offered in Semester 1

PERF5601

Creative Work Project 1

Doctor of Musical Arts

First half of Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

PERF5602

Creative Work Project 2

Doctor of Musical Arts

Second half of Year 1

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

A minimum of one unit of study

 N/A

Master of Philosophy

Year 1 (recommended but may be completed later)

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

PHAR6000

Research Methods

Master of Philosophy

Year 1 (recommended but may be completed later)

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

MATH1005

Statistics

All – optional

Year 1 recommended

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

MATH1015

Biostatistics

All – optional

Year 1 recommended

May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2

Unit of study code

Unit of study name

Course

Course stage

Advice

CART7005

Art as Research

Doctor of Philosophy

First research period of candidature

Offered in Semester 1, Semester 2a, Intensive November

CART7001

Introduction to Research Methodology

Master of Fine Arts

First research period of candidature

Offered in Semester 1, Semester 2a, Intensive November

CART7003

Critical Analysis in Studio 1

Master of Fine Arts

Year 1

Offered in Semester 1a, Semester 1b, Semester 2a, Intensive October

CART7002

Exhibition Practices 

Master of Fine Arts

Generally first half of Year 2

Offered in Semester 1, Semester 2a, Intensive November

CART7004

Critical Analysis in Studio 2

Master of Fine Arts

Generally the last two research periods of candidature

Offered in Semester 1a, Semester 1b, Semester 2a, Intensive October

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