Degree & Masters Courses & Study in Singapore Courses Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine)

Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine)

Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine)

Course overview

Gain the formal research training experience you need to begin an exciting research degree at James Cook University.

Term 1 (January to June) Term 2 (July to December)
Carousel/Block**: N.A
6 months full time | 1 year part time
Study Mode
On campus

**Carousel/Block intakes are for commencing students only, subsequently, students will progress with the trimester.


Study Program

Students are required to complete 2 subjects (12 credit points) as follows.

Course Structure

2 subjects in 1 term

Core Subjects

  • Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine
  • Research Project in Tropical Health and Medicine

For a comprehensive listing and outline of the respective course subjects, please click here.

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

Completion of at least a 4-year AQF level 7 bachelor degree or an AQF level 8 qualification 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; and a grade of credit (65%) or better in a minimum of one research methods or analysis subject; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.

Refer below for the course articulation level requirement.

Course Articulation

Students seeking admission to a research higher degree should consult the University’s Higher Degree by Research Requirements.


Students seeking admission to a Masters by Research must have obtained at least a GPA 5.0 (Credit) for the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods. To be eligible to apply for direct admission to a PhD, students must have obtained at least a GPA 6.0 (Distinction) for the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, and have successfully completed an appropriate research methods subject at AQF 8 or higher.

English Requirements

  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0) / TOEFL (Internet Based) 86 (no component less than 21) / Pearson PTE Academic 58 (no component less than 54); or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP); or
  • Successful completion of other qualifications completed in English Language deemed comparable to Australian standards on a case-by-case basis in accordance to JCU admissions guidelines

Tuition Fees

Domestic** International
S$13,392 S$13,824

**Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass).


  • All course fees include the corresponding Singapore Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is 9% in 2024.
  • The details of the instalment breakdown will be provided in your Student Contract. Please contact us for further details.

Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit

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