James Cook University JCU

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods - Tropical Health and Medicine

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program is for graduates wishing to enter JCU higher research degrees, who may not have the appropriate research experience to meet the entry requirements. It provides graduates with sufficient research experience to enter some research master programs at JCU.


24 credit points. This program is determined in consultation with the relevant Dean of College.


  • Research methods

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health, health science, medicine, medical science, or veterinary science discipline
  • With a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) in the final year
  • Or equivalent

Study pathways

Students with a GPA of 5.0 (Credit) for this course may be eligible for admission to a Masters by research while students with a GPA of 6.0 (Distinction) may be eligible for direct admission to a PhD.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns Domestic: $30,170
International: $32,960
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
JCU Townsville Domestic: $30,170
International: $32,960
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Further information

For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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