200 credit points
2 years full-time / part-time unavailable
Admission requirements for the Master of Nursing Science are:
- an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or equivalent, completed not more than ten years prior to the date of application; or
- an older undergraduate degree and either more recent graduate study that demonstrates current capacity for graduate study or five years of documented relevant work experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider prior academic performance and, where relevant, work experience.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Selection and Admission Policy.
English language requirements
All applicants must also meet the University's English language requirements. Further details are available on the Future Students' Graduate English language requirements web page.
For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Introductory Human Physiology for Nursing Students
Applicants are assumed to have some grounding at a tertiary level in human anatomy before commencing the course. Students without such grounding can take the online subject Introductory Human Physiology to prepare for the course.
If your Bachelor degree was awarded at an overseas university, your qualification will be assessed for equivalency using available resources. The Australian Government provides a qualification assessment service, should you wish to submit evidence of equivalency with your application.
If your qualification documents are not in English, you must provide an official translation with the original documents.
Students who successfully gain a place in the Master of Nursing Science must satisfy a number of requirements prior to undertaking any placements in a clinical setting (a mandatory part of the course). Details about these requirements can be viewed on the Clinical Placement Compliance website.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Credit may be granted based on prior learning for tertiary subjects completed at Masters level. Credit cannot be granted for more than 50% of the total course credits. Applications for credit must be submitted with your course application and are subject to approval by Nursing's Academic Programs Committee.
If your previous studies were undertaken overseas you must be able to demonstrate that your qualification is equivalent in level to an Australian masters degree.
You can apply for credit by submitting an application on the Advanced Standing website.
Pathways to the Master of Nursing Science
Within the Melbourne Model, there are a number of pathways to the Master of Nursing Science. Please visit the Graduate Pathways page for more details.