Graduate Diploma of Research Methods

Take the first step towards an exciting career in research with the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods. Gain the foundational skills required to formulate, plan and implement an investigation into a key issue within your field or industry. Begin to cultivate hands-on research skills and communicate your findings to a variety of audiences. This course can be used as a pathway into a Master or Doctorate with JCU.

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  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1 year full-time

Entry Requirements

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

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  • Dr Diana Mendez

    Course Coordinator

    Dr Diana Mendez

    Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Research Methods Course Coordinator

    You’ll build your research capacity and credentials towards pursuing further Master or Doctoral studies. This learning experience will lead you into the exciting world of research and help you contribute to your field of interest, as well as effect change in your industry by answering real-world questions.