Course Description

Thrive in complex health environments. The Master of Nursing (Graduate entry) builds on your previous undergraduate education, preparing you for work in local, national and international healthcare settings. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to work with other health professionals to provide the highest quality person-centred care.

Delivered as two distinct yet comparable cohorts, this program can be studied at either the University’s Mallett Street campus in Camperdown or at the Westmead health precinct, Westmead.

Throughout this two-year degree, you will learn from leading experts through hands-on learning as you develop a strong theoretical understanding of health and illness, and how care is provided and experienced. As part of your degree, you will complete over 800 clinical placement hours in varied settings including emergency departments, intensive care units, paediatric units, oncology units, mental health facilities and community health centres. Beyond clinical care, you will also study human biology, pharmacology, research and evidence-based practice, social contexts of health and illness, illness experiences, healthcare systems, leadership in healthcare and other professional topics, including legal and ethical issues in healthcare.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Highly sought after by employers in NSW, our graduates work in a wide range of settings, from inner-city hospitals to rural and remote communities, in public health, government departments, non-government organisations, armed forces, tertiary education, in research and clinical trials, and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Important Information

You will be able to select your preferred campus during the application process. Please choose carefully as multiple applications will not be accepted. Applicants who are not successful in gaining an offer for the Westmead Health Precinct will be automatically considered for admission into the Master of Nursing Mallett Street campus program.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $21,000 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,349 total course cost.

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.5% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 82.0% (national average 78.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.2% (national average 81.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.3% (national average 93.7%)
Studying full time: 2.1% (national average 4.1%)
Median full time salary: $64,700 (national average $78,900)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 068773D
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MANURSN09000

Entry Requirements

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall i

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