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What will I learn?

This degree provides an alternative route for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) if you do not meet the entry requirements for direct admission.

When you complete this degree, you will be granted admission to an MPhil or PhD, providing you have fulfilled the entry requirements detailed in the Higher Degree Research policy and have completed the confirmation procedure. Your final grade will determine whether you are eligible for the PhD or MPhil.

You will undertake advanced study and supervised research work in the health discipline, defined by your undergraduate degree. In the coursework component, you will critically evaluate research and develop your knowledge and understanding of statistical analysis techniques as applied to health research. You will also develop an awareness of research proposal design and background. The multidisciplinary context of this degree will be invaluable to you if you are seeking to understand complex problems in health.

My career opportunities

You will be able to plan and conduct research in health-related disciplines. You will also be prepared for professional employment in private, not-for-profit and public sector research positions. As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply for admission to higher degree research studies, which can lead to a high level research career.

Pathways to further study

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher with a grade of 5 in the dissertation component) are eligible to be admitted into the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher with a grade of 6 in the dissertation component) are eligible to be admitted into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

077647B

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (17,05,171) per year

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

Application deadline

3 June 2022, 31 January 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 6 March 2023

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (17,05,171) per year

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

Application deadline

3 June 2022, 31 January 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 6 March 2023

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For standard entry into most master degrees, you must hold a bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) from a recognised university. 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

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Health Research, a student must:

  • hold an undergraduate degree in a Health related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7.0 point scale) over the last two years of the Bachelor degree, or
  • hold a Masters degree in a related Health discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing)

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.

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