Graduate Certificate in Research




Courses Overview

What will I learn?

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 internationalize and increase the transferability of UTAS degrees, improve student experience and retention rates, and ensure the timeliness of completion of higher degrees by research.
Course Objectives
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 commercialize the outputs of research, and the globalization 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
All PhD candidates must complete XGR501 Introduction to Higher Degree by Research, and one other unit prior to Confirmation of Candidature and must complete all of the Graduate Certificate (where applicable) within two years of full time (or equivalent) 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 another unit at this time. Please discuss with your supervisor and the Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Research if a unit other than XGR502 is being considered. Research Masters Candidates must complete 50% 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.


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Entry Requirement From Vietnam

PhDs normally require the equivalent to an Australian bachelor is degree with upper second class Honours or higher. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 92 (26 in writing and speaking, and 20 for reading and listening); PTE Academic 58 (58 for writing and speaking with no other score lower than 50); UTAS Access Level 7 English Language Training - 65 (65 for writing and 65 for speaking and no other test score less than 60); CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) - B (Equivalent to the Council of Europe level (CEFR) of C1 or above).

Entry Requirement For International Student

An Australian Honour's Degree is the standard pathway for entry into a Research Degree, providing you with the experience and skills to take on advanced postgraduate research. An Honour's Degree is a program of study which involves deeply investigating a research topic and writing a thesis, usually full-time over one year. Entry requirements for an Honour's Degree vary by program. Most Honour's students complete the program during an "Honour's year", an additional year of study following completion of a Bachelor's Degree. Students can also complete Honour's "on-course", where the Honour's component is embedded in the Bachelor's Degree over four or five years.
They must also satisfy the following English language requirements: TOEFL (PBT) 550 TWE 4.5; PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access - English Level 6 - 60 per cent (no individual score less than 55 per cent); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Academies Australasia

Full Time (Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years)

A$9,500.00 (US$ 7,431) per year

26 February 2018, 3 April 2018, 21 May 2018, 2 July 2018, 16 July 2018, 27 August 2018, 22 October 2018

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