The Graduate Certificate in Research Methods is an 18-unit program.
The course provides students with high-level knowledge and skills in research methods.
Students may choose to exit from the Graduate Diploma in Research Methods with the exit award of the Graduate Certificate in Research Methods, provided that they have met the requirements for that award.
The course aims to provide students with:
- high-level knowledge and skills in research methods as a pathway towards further learning at research higher degree level
- further depth and breadth of knowledge in their area of study
- the necessary knowledge, theoretical understanding and study skills to undertake original academic work with a theoretical and/or professional outcome
- the necessary knowledge to apply the principles of ethical practice in the conduct of research
- advanced skills in formal reading, academic writing and the presentation of research.
Upon completion graduates will be able to demonstrate:
- advanced knowledge of underlying academic principles and concepts in their area of study
- skills to independently plan research activities, manage their time, and present their research both orally and in writing
- the ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex issues and deploy evidence in support of a research output.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Research Methods a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study for the Graduate Diploma in Research Methods.