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1 year full-time
or part-time equivalent
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the final year; or equivalent
Set yourself up for success in your MPhil or PhD program with the technical tools and skills learned in this course.
Gain real-world experience in planning and executing an individual research project with the support of leading academics. Master the process of conducting a literature review and outlining your rationale, methods, and completing ethics applications to a professional standard.
Learn from hands-on research experience, choose subjects relevant to your goals, and create strong a justification for research in your area of interest.
Consult the handbook for more information.
JCU Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies] graduates have the advanced research skills and knowledge to succeed in MPhil and PhD programs.
Graduates go on to pursue a higher degree by research in the field of Tropical Environments and Societies.
Graduate Diploma of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies]
Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
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
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:
RM8101:06 Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies
RM8102:06 Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies
Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate Research Methods subject/s
Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year 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
Eligibility for credit will only apply to students who have completed the JCU Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies].
These students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Environments and Societies] may be eligible for up to 12 credit points of credit for equivalent subjects.
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
Graduate Diploma 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 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.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.