24 months
29000 AUD/year
22000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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the Master in Climate Change Adaptation by Research from the University of the Sunshine Coast allows you to lead the fight against climate change. 

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At the Master in Climate Change Adaptation by Research  from the University of the Sunshine Coast , you'll look deeply at the social, cultural, political and economic impact of climate change.

You'll 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 via research, develop an appreciation of international and national obligations and trends in the assessment and management of climate change. 

You'll discover how to effectively examine complex agricultural, industrial, infrastructure and urban development proposals to meet predicted impacts of climate change.


  • Climatologist
  • Climate scientist 
  • Climate policy analyst
  • Environmental consultant
  • Resource manager

Programme Structure

Course 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.
  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS CODE: 063014F 
  • To be eligible for admission to Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research candidature, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelors 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.
  • Entry by non-graduates who have relevant governmental or industry experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. In exceptional cases applications may be considered on the basis of other evidence of general and professional qualifications as approved by the Research Degrees Committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    22000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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