What will I learn?

Become a thought leader in arts and culture.

This master’s degree gives you the chance to delve into your specialisation and produce an original contribution in your industry or field. In this program, you'll learn advanced research skills and enhance your ability to critically review literature and case studies.

Sharpen your faculties in problem solving and decision making in a rigorous environment for intellectual, professional and personal growth. The University of the Sunshine Coast offers broad study areas to choose from, with highly qualified academic staff to supervise your research.

Research areas

USC supports research in the following areas:

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

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

As a candidate you are required to conduct research that can be written up as a scholarly thesis. You must demonstrate research competency and the ability to make a significant and original contribution to the body of knowledge in your chosen area of specialisation.

You must clearly articulate in your research outline, the topic, background, rationale, research question, aim and objectives, methodology, research methods and techniques, and timeframe.

Your research outline is to include a literature review that relates to the research question and objectives. The results of your research activities should be presented succinctly and accurately and as necessary could be supported by more detailed annexures.

Your syntheses analysis and discussion must clearly focus on the research question and the objectives of the work.

Conclusions and recommendations must be drawn from your analysis and discussion and reflect the attainment of the aim and the way in which the research question is addressed.

Which department am I in?

School of Science, Technology and Engineering

CRICOS

026642G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 20,349) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $58,000
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

Moreton Bay Campus

1 Moreton Parade,

PETRIE,

Queensland,

4502, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (US$ 20,349) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $58,000
Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year

Venue

USC Gympie Campus

71 Cartwright Road,

GYMPIE,

Queensland,

4570, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered. IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to Master of Arts candidature, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants who have completed a bachelors degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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