Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology [GCRM]

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.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology:

  1. have a working knowledge of terms, assumptions and approaches to research that are current in selected theological disciplines;
  2. have familiarity with research methods, protocols, practices and ethics;
  3. apply focussed research methods towards complex research issues;
  4. apply writing and communication skills to the presentation of research results.

Course structure

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology must complete 45 credit points as follows:

  1. a postgraduate unit in research methodology (worth 15 points)
  2.  a 16,000 word Research Essay (worth 30 points).

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Follow on study

Graduates who meet the other requirements for higher degrees by research may be eligible for admission to the Master of Theology, Doctor of Theology, Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

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