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6 months full-time
or part-time equivalent
AQF level 8 qualification with a 5.0 GPA and grade of 65% or better in one advanced research methods subject; or equivalent.
Prepare yourself to further your studies in an MPhil or PhD program.
Learn how to create a research proposal and conduct a literature review to a professional standard. You will have the opportunity to propose your own independent research project including a rationale, methods, and ethics applications.
Benefit from the guidance of leading research advisors. Eligible graduates may apply to MPhil or PhD programs in the field of tropical environments and societies, and are prepared to pursue a successful research career or apply their research skills to their professional context.
Consult the handbook for more information.
JCU Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies] graduates are prepared to succeed in a higher degree by research.
Graduates pursue MPhil or PhD programs in the field of Tropical Environments and Societies and go on to lead successful research careers, contributing valuable new knowledge to their fields.
Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of at least an AQF level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) in the final year AND a grade of credit (65%) or better in a minimum of one advanced research methods or analysis subject; 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
12 credit points as per course structure.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, graduates will be able to:
RM8101:06 Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies
RM8102:06 Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
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
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Applicants who have achieved either a Conceded Pass or Pass in both RD7001 and RD7002 or a Conceded Pass or Pass in both RM7001 and RM7002 may be eligible to apply for credit for this degree.
6 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the four (4) years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled six (6) years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF RESEARCH METHODS
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
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 Certificate 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 Certificate of Research Methods, and have successfully completed an appropriate research methods subject at AQF 8 or higher.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.