Bachelor of Arts / Master of Nursing

University of Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00026A

Combined degrees are studied over four years and will only be available to students who have demonstrated ability to undertake this pattern of study and will prepare graduates to take on complex clinical responsibilities in the health care system. Experienced registered nurses can undertake further graduate study to specialise in other areas of nursing, including cancer and haematology, mental health, emergency and critical care. M Nursing (Graduate Entry) is also available as a two-year pre-registration degree for students with a previous tertiary qualification.


In Year 1 students study subjects from the Faculty of Arts. In Years 2 and 3 students will study Arts and Nursing. Year 4 is exclusively devoted to the Master of Nursing. Students are not permitted to continue on to Year 4 prior to successfully completing their undergraduate degree. Students must take a human biology unit of study during their undergraduate degree.


  • Nursing: Acute care
  • Aged care
  • Chronic illness
  • Clinical practice
  • Indigenous health
  • Mental health care and management
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Professional practice
  • Social and health policy. Arts: American studies
  • Ancient history
  • Anthropology
  • Arab world, Islam and the Middle East
  • Arabic language and literature
  • Archaeology
  • Art history
  • Asian studies
  • Australian literature
  • Biblical studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Celtic studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese studies
  • Computer science
  • Cultural studies
  • Digital cultures
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental studies
  • European studies
  • Film studies
  • French studies
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • Geology and geophysics
  • Germanic studies
  • Government and international relations
  • Greek (ancient)
  • Hebrew (classical)
  • Hebrew (modern)
  • History
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Indigenous Australian studies
  • Indonesian studies
  • Industrial relations and human resource management
  • Information systems
  • International and comparative literary studies
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese studies
  • Jewish civilisation, thought and culture
  • Korean studies
  • Latin
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval studies
  • Microbiology
  • Modern Greek studies
  • Music
  • Performance studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant science
  • Political economy
  • Psychology
  • Sanskrit (Indian Sub-Continental studies)
  • Social policy
  • Socio-legal studies
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and social policy
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Statistics
  • Studies in religion

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Selection via ATAR. Assumed knowledge: For Arts: Depends on subjects chosen.


M Nursing is fully accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a nurse in Australia with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (conditions apply).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Camperdown/Darlington International: $166,000
  • ATAR: 80

Further information

Practical experience: A minimum of 800 hours of clinical and practical workplace experience is undertaken during the course. Placements are organised in acute hospital environments, mental health and community health facilities, primary care and regional and rural settings. Students will also learn in clinical simulation laboratories. Students may have the opportunity to undertake an overseas clinical placement during the final semester. They will need to cover the related costs of this placement. Career opportunities: Examples include registered nurse working in aged care, cancer care, clinical trials, community health, critical care, disaster management, education and health promotion, emergency, health policy, hospitals, immunisation, mental health, pharmaceutical industries, public health, remote area health.

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