3 years part-time
$19,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee
The Master of Suicidology provides an extension to the existing Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies currently offered by the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP).
The program is designed to produce graduates who are knowledgeable and skilled in the identification of a range of concerns regarding suicidal behaviours and their planned management at various levels (including research, public policy, and primary, secondary and tertiary prevention). The program will allow students to explore the historical and sociological development of the complexities of suicide. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to compare different management methods and identify the advantages and disadvantages of each theoretical approach to treatment and management of suicidal behaviour and its prevention. Students will examine the factors that influence the development and assessment of suicidal behaviours and the ways in which current intervention and prevention strategies deal with these factors.
This program does not aim to educate and train students to be clinicians (in the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviour) but emphasises the importance of scientific and research-based enquiry and investigation at all levels of suicide prevention and intervention.
Finally, this program offers two pathways of educational outcomes for students including a final study year focused on either research (dissertation) or coursework (elective courses of relevance to the domain of suicide research and prevention).
The Master of Suicidology offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:
|If you have:||You may be eligible to complete this program in:|
|Bachelor, related discipline
Bachelor Honours, non-related discipline
Graduate Certificate, non-related discipline
Graduate Diploma, non-related discipline
|3 years part-time|
|Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies||2 years part-time (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)|
|3110||Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention Studies||Online||Trimester 1 only|
|5666||Master of Suicidology (this program)||Online||Trimester 1 only|
Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.
The Master of Suicidology program will be offered part-time online.
You can access course materials, participate in discussion forums, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. Access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.
This program will benefit individuals currently employed in or interested in gaining employment in this speciality field including health, mental health, education, law enforcement, emergency work, clergy, social, community and youth service sectors.
This program will equip policy makers in public health, sociology and other health and human service domains with specific suicide research and prevention knowledge applicable to local, state, national and international level strategic planning.
Additionally, this program provides a pathway to higher degree research qualifications (for example, PhD in Suicidology) and a career in the academic context for those students who complete the dissertation component.
The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.
The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact a Student Centre for assistance.
If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.