Master of Science (By Research)

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

The program is an advanced research program that requires students to conduct original research in an area that is both of interest, and of broader significance to the University and the community. The program can help upgrade original training, develop areas of expertise and increase professional credibility in day-to-day dealings with clients, and equip students for senior positions. It involves a comprehensive review of the literature, advanced research techniques, and an extensive analysis applied to a project in a workplace situation.

Course Fee:

International: $54,400

Entry Requirements:

A bachelors degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution; entry by non-graduates who have relevant governmental or industry experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering


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:


Who for:

Those looking to pursue advanced study and research

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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