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Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science
Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science

Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science

  • ID:GU610196
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$38,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$38,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
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$51,109.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science, a student must:

  • hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0 (using a 7.0 point scale) over the last two years of the Bachelor degree

  • OR hold a Masters degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum Grade Point Average of 5.0 (using a 7.0 point scale).

In addition to the academic qualifications required as described above, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • there is a qualified member of staff holding confirmed, continuing or fixed term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision.

Applicants are required to find a suitable supervisor and have their research project approved. Students may find the Griffith Experts website a useful resource to this end. Students requiring assistance in finding a suitable supervisor and developing a research proposal should contact the Program Director.

English Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

The Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science is an 80 credit point program that provides an alternative route for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program for applicants who do not possess the required qualifications for direct admission.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply for admission to MPhil or PhD candidature subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure. The grade achieved will determine entry to either a PhD or MPhil candidature.

The Program Director will be responsible for the overall supervision of the student and monitoring their progress throughout the program.

Students may choose to exit the Graduate Diploma program (after successfully completing the specified courses) with the Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Science.

CRICOS CODE: 086118G

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MAJORS

1. Applied Mathematics

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Topics in Applied Mathematics 1 - 6205NSC
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics 2 - 6206NSC
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics 3 - 6207NSC
  • Topics in Applied Mathematics 4 - 6208NSC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

2. Archaeological Science

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC
  • Scientific Data Analysis - 6003ESC
  • Strategies for Effective Science Communication - 8000ESC
  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

Biomedical Science

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC
  • Scientific Data Analysis - 6003ESC
  • Strategies for Effective Science Communication - 8000ESC
  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

Bioscience

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC
  • Scientific Data Analysis - 6003ESC
  • Strategies for Effective Science Communication - 8000ESC
  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

Chemistry

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC
  • Scientific Data Analysis - 6003ESC
  • Strategies for Effective Science Communication - 8000ESC
  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

Environmental Science

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC
  • Scientific Data Analysis - 6003ESC
  • Strategies for Effective Science Communication - 8000ESC
  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

Forensic Science

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC
  • Scientific Data Analysis - 6003ESC
  • Strategies for Effective Science Communication - 8000ESC
  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

Marine Science

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Design and Methods - 7161ESC
  • Scientific Data Analysis - 6003ESC
  • Strategies for Effective Science Communication - 8000ESC
  • Exploring the Literature - 7181ESC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

Physics

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Tensors, Groups and General Relativity - 6005ESC
  • Honours Classical and Quantum Mechanics - 6006ESC
  • Classical and Quantum Electrodynamics - 6007ESC
  • Honours Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics - 6304NSC
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P1 (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Dissertation - 7004ESC_P2 (capstone course) (see Note 1)

Note 1: The content of the dissertation will relate to the relevant discipline area of the individual student and will be determined by the discipline HDR Convenor in consultation with the proposed dissertation supervisor.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of this program will be able to plan and conduct research in their relevant field of study, and therefore, will be well-placed for positions in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. In addition, graduates will also be able to progress to Griffith Graduate Research School programs thereby preparing them for high-level research careers.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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