Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science

Program code

4175

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$24,000.00* per year (more)
* 2018 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree (5.0 GPA) or higher

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2018 (more)

Applications close

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Why choose this program?

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.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
4175 Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science (this program) Gold Coast, Nathan Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
3321 Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Science Gold Coast, Nathan Exit point only

Attendance information

The Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science is offered full-time on-campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses.

Students enrolling in the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science are required to complete coursework and a dissertation.

During enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it is expected that students will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, students will be required to meet regularly with their supervisor and it is recommended that students discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with their supervisor prior to the start of the dissertation.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

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.

Pathways to further study

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher with a Grade of 5 in the Dissertation component) will be eligible for admission into the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher with a Grade of 6 in the Dissertation component) will be eligible for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time semesters/trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Science (4175)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2018 Fee Band 24.0 $300.00 $24,000.00
2017 FPPG Band 10 $293.75 $23,500.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the semester in which they are enrolled.

Further information