Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research atUniversity of the Sunshine Coast , MaroochydoreDepartment of Environmental Studies


2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Climate change is increasingly seen as a major threat to the health of the planet, with long-term hazards and implications for many communities
  • In this program students will look deeply at the social, cultural, political and economic impact of climate change
  • Students will focus on people who live in areas where climatic conditions threaten water and food security, public health, public amenities, quality of life and living conditions
  • Students will discover how to effectively examine complex agricultural, industrial, infrastructure and urban development proposals to meet predicted impacts of climate change
  • Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students can commence their Masters at any time


  • University Rankings
    • #601-700

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #1001-1200

      - QS 2022

    • #601-800

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #970

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 16,37,630
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 30,324
TransportationINR 1,10,117
Stationery, photocopying, etc.INR 58,729
TotalINR 1,99,170

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 AUD = INR 56.47


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 5ᵗʰ July 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 5/7

  • To be eligible for admission to a research Master degree, an applicant must hold: 

    1. a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher on a seven point scale from a recognised higher education institution; or

    2. a Bachelor Honours degree (AQF Level 8) Class IIB from a recognised higher education institution; or

    3. a record of qualifications and/or professional research experience deemed to be equivalent to the standard of (a) or (b) as may be approved by the Research Degrees Committee, or the Chairperson acting on behalf of the Committee

  • The prior study must be in an area of study relevant to the discipline area of the Master degree
  • The admission requirements for a specific Master degree may include additional requirements, such as a Bachelor degree in the relevant discipline, professional registration, a specified number of years of professional practice, or other requirements indicative of a suitable preparation to undertake a research program at Master level


Marks - 85/120

  • with minimum score of 21 for writing


Marks - 58/90

  • with no subscore less than 54


Marks - 6.5/9

  • with minimum 6.0 in each subtest

Conditional Offer


In some cases, UniSC may make a conditional offer. This means the offer is subject to applicant's meeting certain requirements before they can start their studies

Application Process

Step 1: Additional documents required

  • Official statement of final results (official academic transcript) in all subjects attempted (examination slips or term report cards are not acceptable), and if students have completed the program to include their graduation/ award certificate
  • Official academic transcripts and completion certificates
  • Research Proposal :Prepare using the template provided above and in collaboration with the HDR supervisor

  •  Evidence of research publications

    • Abstract (in English)
    • Copy of the front page of the published article
    • Link to the article's location
  • Evidence of Citizenship: Birth certificate, passport, citizenship certificate, or visa

  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Copy of Passport

Step 2: Start your online application

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