Gain the formal research training experience you need to begin an exciting research degree at James Cook University.
12 months full time | 18 months parttime
Term 1 (January to June) Term 2 (July to December)
Students are required to complete (24 credit points) as follows.
4-6 subjects in 2 terms
- Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies
- Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies
Note: Optional subjects will be determined in consultation with research supervisors and will be put on the student’s study plan.
Select 6 credit points* of any postgraduate Research Methods subject/s
Select 6 credit points* of any postgraduate subjects
*1 subject worth 6 credit points or 2 subjects each worth 3 credit points
Completion of at least an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) in the final year; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.
Refer below for the course articulation level requirement.
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 Diploma 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 Diploma of Research Methods.
- 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 within the last two years on a case-by-case basis
Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine) may be eligible for up to 12 credit points of advanced standing for equivalent subjects.
*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)
Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Webinar: Postgraduate Research Application and Scholarships Sharing Session
Download the Higher Degrees by Research brochure here.
Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.
James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also
requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration.
James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.
For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.