Master of Arts (By Research)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

In this course students will develop research skills to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making. Depending on topic of research, students will contribute to the body of knowledge in one or more of the broad areas of study in which the School of Social Sciences and the School of Communication specialise. Completing the program will foster a development of advanced research skills, and enhance graduates' ability to critically review literature and case studies. It provides an environment for intellectual, professional and personal growth and this rigorous program will assist in the development of high-level written and oral communication skills.

Course Fee:

Australian: $44,000
International: $54,400

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II or equivalent study; or in exceptional cases other evidence of general and professional qualifications. English language requirements.


A research based degree in which the candidate will conduct a research project and prepare a thesis under supervision of a member of the teaching and research staff of the University.

Subjects you can Study:

Communication and media studies; Creative arts; Mental health and wellbeing; Society and culture; Environment and sustainability; Management and business; Law

Who for:

Students wanting to develop research skills in a positive individual growth environment

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01595D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 4 years
USC is one of Australia's fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world's top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Our approach to learning is hands on, with innovative facilities and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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