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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing)

  • Doctorate (PhD)

This course provides an opportunity for intensive research training across our priority research areas including: cancer, chronic disease and ageing, infection and immunity, injury and acute illness, and mental health.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
3 - 4 years full-time
Course Code
RPPHDNUR2000, 008437F
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$37,500 per year / $112,500 total

About this course

This course provides an opportunity for intensive research training across our priority research areas including: cancer; chronic disease and ageing; infection and immunity; injury and acute illness; and mental health. You will engage with world-class researchers to develop your expertise and gain advanced research and critical thinking skills that will see you publish work in journals, improve patient experiences and influence health policy.

During your 3-4 year candidature, you will have the opportunity to attend a range of workshops and other research activities and regularly contribute to the intellectual life of Sydney Nursing School through seminar presentations and participation in meetings and conferences.

Our reputation in research is internationally recognised. In both 2012 and 2015, we achieved the highest possible Excellence in Research for Australia ranking for research: "well above world standard" and we were ranked first in Australia for nursing by the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Important information
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework in nursing.

The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification

Study locations

Mallett Street

Graduate outcomes

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