USC provides assistance at every stage of research, in an environment conducive to research excellence.
Graduate research development
We'll help you to build essential core competencies and the skills you need to successfully complete a research degree.
USC supports HDR candidates by contributing funds towards the direct costs of research. The amount varies based on the area of study.
Dedicated Liaison Librarians support researchers through each phase of the research lifecycle.
Student support and wellbeing
You'll find a range of services to support your wellbeing while you study including confidential counselling and disability services.
Activities, clubs and events
As an HDR student you'll have opportunities to have fun and connect with others through clubs, events and associations such as the Postgraduate Student Association.
Jaws hold crucial insights into fate and future of tiger sharks17 May
USC is part of an international study that used DNA retrieved from historical tiger shark jaws over the past century to reveal that population decline is changing the genetic diversity of one of the ocean’s apex predators.
Floods, new mystery disease impact starving marine turtles3 May
University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and wildlife rescuers have joined forces as they deal with a large increase in stranded, sick, and deceased marine turtles from recent floods and the discovery of a mystery disorder that is eating away at turtle shells.
How pine tree residue could help power Queensland9 Mar
Bioenergy produced from harvest waste across South East Queensland’s pine plantations could significantly reduce net carbon emissions and nurture an emerging industry, according to research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast.