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.

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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
The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is Australia's fastest-growing regional university.

USC has a strong record of graduate satisfaction, and is the only public university in Queensland to earn five stars for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide annually since 2007.

USC offers more than 140 study programs (undergraduate, postgraduate and research) in the disciplines of business, IT and tourism; creative industries, design and communication; education; engineering, planning and science; health, nursing and sport sciences; humanities, psychology and social sciences; and law and criminology.

Degrees are complemented by opportunities for work experience, internships and practical industry-based projects. Program structures allow students to tailor their studies to meet individual needs. Students can also choose to do part of their degree overseas at partner universities or learn how to start a business at USC's Innovation Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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