The University of Melbourne

Master of Nursing Science

Graduate

Details

University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 million
Student Population 69,000
Int'l Student Population 27,000
Main Campus Parkville (Melbourne)
Program Campus Parkville
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $31,776 AUD (2019 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake March 2020
Application Deadline September 12, 2019*
International Places No set limit

Overview

The Master of Nursing Science from the University of Melbourne is a professional master’s degree that provides exceptional preparation for a nursing career. The degree is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and enables you to practice as a registered nurse.

As a nursing student at Melbourne, you will be part of a diverse and talented population of students at entry-to-practice, advanced practice and research levels. The University of Melbourne employs internationally recognized nurse researchers with extensive affiliations with renowned research institutes and hospitals. You will have access to outstanding teachers and researchers with up-to-date practice knowledge.

Program

The University of Melbourne offers an integrated curriculum where you will learn theory alongside your clinical placement. Clinical and bioscience topics are coordinated to enhance your understanding of theory in practice. You will participate in 6 to 8 weeks of intensive teaching each semester, followed by three or four weeks of professional experience placement with partner hospitals. This degree offers a higher ratio of placement to theory compared to many other professional entry nursing degrees in Australia with more than 800 hours of placement experience including specialist placements in mental health.

Melbourne’s clinical placements are in the largest major metropolitan teaching hospitals which offer a variety of clinical practice opportunities and research collaborations. The university has state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories with the latest medical mannequins and equipment, and dedicated laboratory staff to guide your practical skill development. The clinical skills labs are used for classes and you can book them for self-directed learning.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a three-year undergraduate degree in any discipline, completed no more than ten years prior to the date of application, OR an older undergraduate degree and either more recent study experience that demonstrates current capacity for graduate study OR five years of documented relevant work experience.

Prerequisite knowledge
Applicants are assumed to have some human anatomy understanding at university level before commencing the program. If you do not have some grounding in human anatomy, you should take the online subject Introductory Human Physiology to prepare for the course.

The Selection Committee may conduct interviews to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Admission Timeline

*Application deadline: September 12, 2019
Offers: Offers to be issued from mid- to late-October
Orientation: February, 24 2020
Classes commence: March 2, 2020