Graduate Diploma of Research Methods - College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Flinders University

The Graduate Diploma in Research Methods is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of and skills in research methods and the opportunity to develop further depth and breadth of knowledge in their chosen discipline area as a pathway to research higher degree study. It includes a substantial 18-unit research thesis so that students will be eligible to apply for scholarship opportunities as well as research higher degree entry.

Course Fee:

Australian: $20,174
International: $26,000

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must normally (1) hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, (2) have achieved a grade point average of 5.00 or greater and (3) submit a completed and signed research statement form. Admission to the course is subject to the relevant discipline area being able to provide suitable supervision for the program of study.


Students complete four core (compulsory) topics and a research project. These topics aim to enable students to develop their research skills and/or generic and transferable skills to prepare them for entry into a research higher degree and gain skills to independently plan research activities, manage their time, and present their research both orally and in writing; and gain the ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex issues and deploy evidence in support of a research output.

Subjects you can Study:

Research methods

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Related Careers:

Research Officer, Survey Researcher,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Part time 2 years
Bedford Park No info No Full time 1 year
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Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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