Master of Arts (By Research)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

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.

Designed for

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


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.


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

Standard 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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
USC Sunshine Coast Domestic: $44,000
International: $54,400
No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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