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Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology

Abbreviation: GCRM Accredited through UD
6 months full-timeUp to 2 years part-time
Available to domestic students only

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 outcomes

Graduates of the GCRM:

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

The Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology comprises 72 points as follows:

  • a unit in research methodology (24 points)
  • RQ9748M Minor Thesis (48 points)

Information regarding the Minor Thesis may be found in the Minor Thesis Policy.

Units available for this award:

See also the Minor Thesis guide on the UD website. Contact for course advice.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.

Online availability

  • Yes—this course can be studied partially online (combination of online and face-to-face).


  • Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.

Overseas students

  • No—this course is only available for domestic students.