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Nursing - Advanced Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #42 (QS) ,
The Nursing - Advanced Studies program at the University of Sydney develops a comprehensive understanding of professional nursing practice. Combining practical learning with extensive clinical placements, this degree will enable you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and launch your career in healthcare.


During the Nursing - Advanced Studies program at the University of Sydney, you will learn from leading experts about human biology, physiology and pharmacology as well as the differing areas of nursing including ageing, child and adolescent care, and mental health. Teaching takes place throughout lectures, tutorials, simulation clinics and through wide-ranging clinical placements.

During this three year degree, your units are structured into four broad areas that are interwoven into your learning experiences throughout the course: underpinnings of nursing practice; health, development and assessment; contexts of practice; and nursing and practice. 

The advanced studies element of our course underpins all of these areas of study and focuses on cultivating leadership, using research to make evidence-based decisions, and enhancing your understanding of the international health landscape. Alongside your classroom studies, you will gain invaluable practical experience through more than 800 hours of clinical placements across a wide variety of healthcare settings including emergency departments, intensive care units, paediatric units, mental health facilities and community health centres.

Career Pathways

  • public and private healthcare systems
  • acute care hospitals
  • children's hospitals
  • trauma and emergency care
  • mental health nursing
  • aged care
  • community nursing
  • palliative care
  • home care nursing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description
      For Domestic students.
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

What you'll study

  • The units of study are structured into four broad areas that are interwoven into learning experiences throughout the course and developed at successively more complex levels as students progress in their studies. These areas are: Underpinnings to Nursing Practice; Health, Development and Assessment; Contexts of Practice; and Nursing Practice.
  • In Underpinnings of Nursing Practice, students will engage with areas of study relating to human sciences and research. In the Health, Development and Assessment area of study, units of study include: Health Assessment; Child and Adolescent Health and Care; Ageing, Health and Care, and Understanding Experiences of Illness. Students will be introduced to the knowledge and practices of person-centred health care in the Context of Practice area of study. The Nursing Practice area of study includes units of study that are directly related to clinical nursing knowledge and practice.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 074088G
  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study,  including approved preparation courses.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    37000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6566 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Australian citizen- This is a Contribution Amount 

Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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