Course

Graduate Certificate in Research Studies

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertResSt


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2724.3

CRICOS Code: 056684D


Course Status: INACTIVE
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Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2012 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2011 - 2724.2 Graduate Certificate in Research Studies

Commencement Year 2006 - 2724.1 Graduate Certificate in Research Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Research Studies is a preparatory program for research degrees as well as a standalone award for those who do not wish to pursue research degrees. It is designed for applicants who need additional skills in research before commencing independent study in a research masters or doctoral program. It is particularly suited for applicants with an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree and extensive relevant professional experience. The course focuses on research methodology and the thesis proposal which includes a literature review. Students select additional high level subjects in their area of interest.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Assoc Prof Terry Sloant.sloan@westernsydney.edu.au

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline

and

Submitted a completed Graduate Certificate Research Studies Supplementary Application to the Director, Academic Programs.

Additional Information for Applicants

Places in this course are restricted and are subject to the University being able to provide an appropriate academic supervisor relevant to the area of research to be undertaken.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points as per the recommended sequence below (one 20 credit point unit and two 10 credit point units). Students who wish to move to a research award must achieve a satisfactory level in this course.

Recommended Sequence

Core Unit

200361.5Advanced Thesis Preparation

This is a 20 credit point unit.

In addition to the core unit 200361 students must complete a Research Skills unit as per list below (10 credit points), as approved by the appropriate Course Advisor and proposal supervisor.

Plus an Advanced Topic/elective unit (10 credit points) - as approved by the appropriate Course Advisor and proposal supervisor. (Students may be eligible to apply for advanced standing if they have completed a Masters Degree or Higher and this is approved by the relevant course advisor and supervisor)

Business and Law students

Full-time - 6 months

200361.5Advanced Thesis Preparation

This is a 20 credit point unit.

200299.4Business Research Skills Seminar

This is a 10 credit point unit.

Advanced Topic/elective unit (10 credit points)

Part-time - 12 months

200361.5Advanced Thesis Preparation

This is a 20 credit point unit.

200299.4Business Research Skills Seminar

This is a 10 credit point unit.

Elective - Spring session

Arts students

Full-time and Part-time

200361.5Advanced Thesis Preparation

This is a 20 credit point unit.

Research Skills unit - selected by Course Advisor

Advanced Topic/elective unit - selected by Course Advisor

Examples of Research Skills units

Business Discipline

200299.4Business Research Skills Seminar

Humanities & Languages Discipline

100710.2Introduction to Honours Research
101854.1Language and Linguistics Research Methods

Social Sciences Discipline

400421.2Research Methods for Humanities and Social Sciences

Examples of Advanced Topics/Electives - Arts

100271.3Modern Japanese History
100294.3Warlords, Artists and Emperors: Power and Authority in Premodern Japan
100703.1Independent Study 1
100705.2Independent Study 3
100926.3The Language of the Law
100963.3Interpreting Australia: Australian Historians and Historiography
101297.3Languages and Linguistics Special Project
101416.2Creativity: Theory and Practice
101417.2Project Seminar and Proposal
400548.2Honours Pathway


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