Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology

2 years part-time

The Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology equips students to apply sophisticated research skills to complex issues such as the development of a research proposal, gathering of and conceptual processing of research material, and the presentation of a research artefact, such as a dissertation.

What you will learn

  • Working knowledge of terms, assumptions and approaches to research that are current in selected theological disciplines.
  • Familiarity with research methods, protocols, practices and ethics.
  • How to apply focussed research methods towards complex research issues.
  • Writing and communication skills to the presentation of research results.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology consists of 3 units (72 points):

  • a unit in research methodology worth 24 points
  • RQ9748M Minor Thesis
    Information regarding the Minor Thesis may be found in the Minor Thesis Policy.

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Entry Requirements and Admission

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

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Course Cost

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Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.

Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:

  • the Master of Theology
  • the Doctor of Theology
  • the Master of Philosophy
  • the Doctor of Philosophy


This course is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the regulations here.