Graduate Certificate of Research Methods
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
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Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Certificates.
Completion of a four year undergraduate degree, from this or another university.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Candidates will normally have a Distinction average in at least 21 credit points at third year level in their major discipline; and
Special admission requirements
Will have obtained at least a Credit in any undergraduate research methods subjects relevant to their intended masters program.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points as per faculty requirements
Additional course rules
Candidates shall enrol in a pilot study for their intended master’s project as a minor project subject within the Graduate Certificate program.
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
The program is determined in consultation with the relevant Head of School, to enable the candidate to complete the University’s Confirmation of Candidature requirements for a Masters by Research degree.
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Expected time to complete
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates seeking eligibility to enrol for a Masters by Research degree will be required to obtain at least a Credit in their first minor project and an overall Credit average in order to be considered by the faculty for master’s candidature.