The University of St Andrews and Macquarie University are pleased to offer a joint programme leading to the award of a joint doctoral degree (PhD). The joint programme covers the Faculties of Arts, Divinity and Science at both universities.
Candidates can elect to start the programme at either St Andrews or Macquarie. One institution will be identified as the lead, normally the one at which you will spend the most amount of time.
Students must spend at least 12 months in total as a resident student at both St Andrews and Macquarie in order for both universities to recognise the degree. Students will divide their time into study blocks in order to facilitate access to the resources that will maximise their research opportunities. Each study block should be at least six months in length where possible.
The agreement provides students with access to one supervisor at each institution throughout the duration of their degree. Students are expected to engage with both supervisors from start to finish and to meet regularly with all parties, either in person or using virtual methods such as video call.
Students are encouraged to take part in doctoral training, undergraduate teaching and research seminars at both universities.
St Andrews is the third-oldest university in the English-speaking world and renowned for the quality of its research. St Andrews was ranked top in Scotland and 14th in the UK for the quality of its publications in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014.
Research takes place within the Schools and within world-class, often cross-disciplinary or cross-institutional, research centres and institutes. Each School, research centre and institute has a busy programme of conferences, workshops, guest lectures and postgraduate events.
From astrophysics and Athenian theatre to tuberculosis diagnosis and whale conservation, research produced at the University of St Andrews has a global impact.
Macquarie University opened in Sydney in 1967 and has become one of Australia’s best universities. The Excellence in Research for Australia 2015 initiative placed Macquarie among the top Australian institutions.
Over the past decade, Macquarie has established itself as the Australian leader in research training and joint PhD supervision. Uniquely located in a green campus in the heart of a high-tech district, Macquarie has strong connections to industry and innovative technologies.
Macquarie University is engaged in pioneering research across disciplines to address some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.