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What will I learn?

This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to undertake advanced study and supervised research work in the specialisation defined by their undergraduate degree program within the context of a multidisciplinary cohort.

The research skills developed within this program will provide an attractive credential for students seeking employment in the public or private sectors. The program will also provide the necessary preparation for entry into a higher degree research program. The multidisciplinary context of the program, involving team-teaching of students and the sharing of coursework and seminar experiences across disciplines will be invaluable to students given the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to researchers and practitioners seeking to understand complex problems in health.


This program is offered full-time on-campus. Please note that not all courses are offered in on-campus mode at all campuses. Coursework may take place on the Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan and South Bank campuses with some courses also available in off-campus (online) mode. Students are required to check the Programs and Courses website to find out more information on where and when courses are offered.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).


The coursework will provide critical evaluation of research and presentation, develop the student's knowledge and understanding of statistical analyses techniques as applied to scientific research and develop an awareness of research proposal design and background.


Students are required to find a suitable supervisor for their research project prior to submitting their application for admission into the program. Students who are unable to locate a suitable supervisor should discuss their proposed research project with the Program Director.

The final research component of the program will be a dissertation which will involve research on a specific project, a seminar and thesis describing the research in detail.

During your enrolment in the dissertation component of this program you will work under supervision and be required to meet regularly with your supervisor. It is recommended that you discuss on-campus attendance requirements of your research project with your supervisor at the start of the dissertation.

Please contact the Program Director for more information about available projects.


Graduates of the program will be able to plan and conduct research in child and family studies and related health disciplines, and therefore will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit and public sectors. In addition, graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to higher degree research programs, thereby preparing them for high level research careers.

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$29,500.00 (16,22,662) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

3 June 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022


Logan Campus

68 University Drive,



4131, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS: We accept the following English tests for standard entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no sub score less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50.

For international students

The criteria for admission to this Honours program are: successful completion of the Griffith Bachelor of Child and Family Studies or Griffith Bachelor of Child, Youth and Family Practice or an equivalent qualification from another university; a GPA of at least 5.0 over the second and third year of the Bachelor degree.

The Program Director will take the following into consideration when assessing applications for admission: the suitability of the proposed dissertation topic, the resources available to support the candidature and the availability of appropriate supervision; the preparedness of the applicant to undertake the degree in terms of the elapsed time since the prospective candidate qualified for the award of a Bachelor degree and the academic preparation provided by the Bachelor degree for the candidate's proposed dissertation topic.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)
  • Canadore College
  • Sarina Russo Institute
  • NIET Group - Charlton Brown
  • Confederation College
  • Durham College
  • Open Universities Australia

About Griffith University

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  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 50 worldwide
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries

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