Bachelor of Science / Master of Nursing

University of Sydney

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

This is a combined degree offered through the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. In first year students study in the science area. Subject to meeting continuing admission requirements, students will study in science and nursing in years 2 and 3. 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 Bachelor of Science. 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.


Clinical practice forms approximately 50 percent of this degree in the final two years. Students gain experience in clinical environments from the beginning of Year 3. Students are able to select from a range of clinical locations including some rural areas.


  • Nursing: Acute care
  • Aged care
  • Chronic illness
  • Clinical practice
  • Indigenous health
  • Mental health care and management
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Professional practice
  • Social and health policy. Science: Agricultural chemistry
  • Anatomy and histology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Cell pathology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational science
  • Computer science
  • Environmental studies
  • Financial mathematics and statistics
  • Geography
  • Geology and geophysics
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Immunobiology
  • Information systems
  • Marine biology
  • Marine geoscience
  • Marine science
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Nanoscience and technology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant science
  • Psychology
  • Soil science
  • Statistics

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Assumed knowledge: For Science: Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1. All Science students must take some units of study in mathematics during their undergraduate degree. From 2019, this course will require a course prerequisite of Mathematics (Band 4 or higher). The assumed knowledge will still apply.


Professional recognition: 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: $184,000
  • 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. They may have the opportunity to undertake an overseas clinical placement during the final semester. Students 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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