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GCRM Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology

The Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology equips students to apply sophisticated research skills to complex issues such as the development of a research proposal, gathering of and conceptual processing of research material, and the presentation of a research artefact, such as a dissertation.

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  • DurationOne semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time.
  • Structure3 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,640 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of an undergraduate degree in theology, or an approved equivalent.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021. Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.

The Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology is an AQF Level 8 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 077752A)

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Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology
- have a working knowledge of terms, assumptions and approaches to research that are current in selected theological disciplines;
- have familiarity with research methods, protocols, practices and ethics;
- apply focussed research methods towards complex research issues;
- apply writing and communication skills to the presentation of research results.

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Graduate Certificate of Research Methodology summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

Application for the Graduate Certificate of Research Methodology is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at registrar@ebc.edu.au

Semester 1

  • BA8791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BN9796B A Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9749B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT9797B The Triune God

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM8113B Mission Foundations

  • DP8795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP9746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester 2

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9744B Lukan Literature

  • CH8291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CH9798B The Theology of Catherine Booth in its Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8722B_ Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9739B Imagined Futures in Popular Culture

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP8147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP8704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP9715B Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People

  • XX9735B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: Full Year

  • DP9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates who meet the other requirements for higher degrees by research may be eligible for admission to the Master of Theology, Doctor of Theology, Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

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