The program will suit those students who have a specific interest in research and who wish to pursue, with supervision, an in-depth investigation of an issue of concern to the nursing profession. The degree is awarded on the basis of a thesis demonstrating a command of the knowledge and skills pertinent to the area of investigation as well as a critical appreciation and understanding of the relationship of his or her own work to that of others.

Course Fee:

Australian: $36,450
International: $45,900

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for admission as a Candidate for a Masters by research degree a person must: have graduated with or qualified for a four year Honours Bachelor degree, or Degree with Honours, at least second class honours level, that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at Masters level; or hold qualifications and/or have demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications which are assessed as being at least equivalent to the qualifications above. Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be required to undertake an additional programme of study equivalent to a fourth year of advanced undergraduate study and research in the relevant field.

Structure:

Supervised investigation of an issue in nursing, research methodology and major thesis of approximately 40,000 words

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing

Study Pathways:

Applicants who have full or partial graduate studies in another specialty area will be considered for credit on an individual basis.

Who for:

Students who have a specific interest in research and who wish to pursue, with supervision, an in-depth investigation of an issue of concern to the nursing profession

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Part time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Full time 1.5 years

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