Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]

Gain the formal research training experience you need to begin an exciting professional research degree at James Cook University.

Campus
Townsville; Cairns; Singapore
Start dates
February, July
Duration
1 year - full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus

How to apply


Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

RM8101:06 Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies

RM8102:06 Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies

OPTIONS

Note: Optional subjects will be determined in consultation with research supervisors and will be put on the student’s study plan.

Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate Research Methods subject/s

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate subjects

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

Handbook

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]

Course code

114106

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of at least an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) in the final year; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection requirements

Quota restrictions on the number of places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, graduates will be able to:

  • Identify, investigate, analyse and synthesise a research problem applying appropriate methodological concepts and theories in a small-scale research project

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of research ethics in the preparation of a successful ethics application for a research project

  • Design, plan, conduct and complete a substantial research-based thesis with creativity and initiative and a high level of autonomy and accountability

  • Analyse and interpret results from a research project, and critically evaluate and synthesise results in the context of contemporary research literature and / or demonstrate advanced knowledge of recent developments, discourses and debates in a relevant discipline area and/or related areas of professional practice

  • Demonstrate a high standard of ethical conduct in research, exercising autonomy, responsibility, accountability, and well-developed independent judgement

  • Communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively to a variety of audiences through written manuscripts and oral presentations.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

RM8101:06 Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies

RM8102:06 Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies

OPTIONS

Note: Optional subjects will be determined in consultation with research supervisors and will be put on the student’s study plan.

Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate Research Methods subject/s

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns


Townsville


Singapore


Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Nil

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Nil

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Eligibility for advanced standing will only apply to students who have completed the JCU Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies].

These students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies] may be eligible for up to 12 credit points of advanced standing for equivalent subjects.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods

Approved abbreviation

GDipResMeth

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students seeking admission to a research higher degree should consult the University’s HDR Degree by Research Requirements.

Students seeking admission to a Masters by Research must have obtained at least a GPA 5.0 (Credit) for the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.

To be eligible to apply for direct admission to a PhD, students must have obtained at least a GPA 6.0 (Distinction) for the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.