Graduate Certificate in Research (X5A)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

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Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

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The Graduate Certificate in Research has been introduced by the University to assist Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates systematically acquire the skills and training they need to complete their research. The Graduate Certificate is also part of an initiative by the University to internationalise and increase the transferability of UTAS degrees, improve student experience and retention rates, and ensure the timeliness of completion of higher degrees by research.

All PhD and Research Masters candidates commencing after 1 January 2011 are required to participate in the program.

Please visit the Graduate Certificate in Research website for detailed information including core unit dates, managing your enrolment, applying for credit / exemptions and off schedule unit requests.

The Bologna Process identified the global need to raise the quality of both research environments and HDR graduates: It is now commonly agreed that HDR candidates need to be equipped with generic and transferable skills and an understanding of social and ethical responsibility, both of which improve completion rates and broadens a candidate's career prospects.

Postgraduate training is now seen as moving beyond merely training the next generation of academics. Instead it is accepted as a means of equipping an advanced workforce with the skills necessary for critical thinking and team work.

The Graduate Certificate (Research) will include a generic unit that exposes candidates to the issues surrounding ethical research, long term data storage and meta-tagging, intellectual property and patents, commercial and other sensitivities, opportunities to commercialise the outputs of research, and the globalisation of research.

  • 1 The Graduate Certificate (Research) will include a generic unit that exposes candidates to the issues surrounding ethical research, long term data storage and meta-tagging, intellectual property and patents, commercial and other sensitivities, opportunities to commercialise the outputs of research, and the globalisation of research.
  • Career outcomes

    The Graduate Certificate will imbue our HDR graduates with the fundamental skills and attributes that future employers would expect, including competencies in communication and advanced analysis specific to their discipline.

    Course structure

    X5A Graduate Certificate in Research requires the completion of:

    • 25 credit points of Core units
    • 25 credit points of Elective units

    All PhD candidates must complete XGR501 Introduction to Higher Degree by Research, and one other unit prior to Confirmation of Candidature. It is highly recommended that the second unit completed for Confirmation be XGR502 Communicating Research, however it is understood that in some cases greater benefit may be gained from completion of an elective unit at this time. Please discuss with your primary Supervisor and the Course Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Research if a unit other than XGR502 is being considered.

    Research Masters candidates must complete 25cp of the Graduate Certificate: XGR501 Introduction to Higher Degree by Research prior to confirmation of candidature and a second unit (XGR502 or an elective) before submission for examination.

    Students will work with their primary supervisor to select Level 200-700 units available as electives that best support and complement the student’s research program. Students may also enrol in Level 100 introductory language units with the primary supervisor’s approval.  Students must meet any unit prerequisites for the selected units.

    Candidates must complete all units in the Graduate Certificate within two years of full time (or equivalent) candidature.

    Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce doctoral and masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSummer school
    OnlineWinter school (late)
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing, referencing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) training at the University of Tasmania.This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)
    Online11 Week Session Feb
    Online11 Week Session Apr

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduces students to a range of research methods in the scholarly study of issues in accounting and related disciplines. the learning activities are designed to develop research skills so that students are well equipped to competently and confidently critique academic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Students in this unit you will explore advanced issues connected with the research process in Accounting and Business Management. You will be equipped with a sound knowledge of a systematic and ethical approach to research. The unit will encourage critical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Students will acquire the skills and techniques required to analyse and manage data, interpret results, and report data analysis methods and findings in a business environment. Qualitative and quantitative research approaches are examined to consider their respective contributions, discretely and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    ELT501, Foundations of University Learning and Teaching, is designed to provide information and a collegial environment to support you in developing a rich and integrated understanding of university learning and teaching issues, with reference to the UTAS context.You will explore…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The importance of gratitude to enhance our social and emotional wellbeing has gained momentum in the past decade as a topic of research in a number of fields. In this unit you will critically reflect on the meaning and role…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit examines the role that music has played in the Western Church from the pre-Reformation period to the present day. Focusing on specific topics, it considers a range of musical styles and usages that have been developed in response…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides an opportunity for students to explore in-depth historical, theoretical and/or contextual aspects of music and creative arts research. Topics focus on recent developments in key areas of research and practice, enabling students to refine research and communication…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is designed to familiarize honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $6,937 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $13,874 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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