24 months
26800 AUD/year
21400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re an experienced registered nurse looking to explore more opportunities in research skills to a new level, then the Master of Nursing (Research) from University of Canberra, will help you plan, conduct a research project and disseminate your findings in the form of a thesis in a specialty area of your choice.

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This course is your chance to become recognised as a specialist in nursing while gaining a better understanding and appreciation of the complex social, economic and medical challenges facing the health sector.

Once completed, you’ll be ready to take your career further in nursing, look for new employment in the field of medical research, or enter academia - as this course offers a clear pathway to UC’s Professional Doctorate in Nurse Practitioner (Research) course.

As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is also covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Nursing (Research) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • receive expert supervision to learn how to critically examine, apply, evaluate and transmit your research evidence and new knowledge
  • be encouraged and supported in your choice of research topics
  • benefit from a strong program of assistance and research training
  • benefit from participating in a lively culture of innovation and scholarly exchange.
  • develop leadership skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

The entry requirements for the course are:

  • A degree or Honours degree in nursing or a relevant area, with at least an average grade of Credit or better;
  • Evidence of a capacity for conducting research at the Masters level; and
  • Not less than two years of relevant work experience as a registered nurse.
CRICOS Code: 019928G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26800 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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