A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time l Part-time
Location: On campus l External | Online


Course name: Master of Nursing (Coursework and Research)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM212 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM512 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 088952B


This course aims to provide advanced studies in nursing practice and research to prepare nurses to contribute to the present and future development of health care services and the nursing profession.

In addition to developing specialist nursing skills and competencies, students will have the opportunity to conduct research in an area of interest with the support of individualised supervision from the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Throughout the program students will be introduced to the drivers for research within industry and the broader community; learn to identify and apply appropriate research paradigms and methods, and develop sound project management skills.

Students will become competent at reviewing, critiquing and synthesising literature to support their research and will develop skills for completion and submission of research grant proposals for ethical approval and funding applications.

Successful completion of the program through submission of an (18 unit) minor thesis prepares students for higher degree research studies (PhD) and/or research in the clinical setting.

See postgraduate programs - nursing and midwifery for information on all other postgraduate nursing specialisations and courses.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification and must be registered nurses.

Applicants for this pathway will be required to provide a brief statement (research proposal) regarding the area of research they would like to undertake.

Research proposals are subject to Course Coordinator approval and the School’s ability to provide suitable research supervision to students depending on their proposed research topic.

However, the Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Nursing (Coursework and Research)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $6,560


Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $21,240


2018: $31,300
2019: $32,600