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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Become a leader in health, advancing the boundaries of human knowledge and developing specialised competence and expertise that can lead to outstanding career opportunities.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is a one-year program that teaches you how to plan and conduct research that addresses a specific scientific question.

You'll undertake coursework in small, supportive groups, which facilitate more in-depth class discussions, and collaborate closely with your fellow students and teachers as you work towards completing your all-important thesis.

It's possible that the thesis you write as an honours student will be publishable and make a significant contribution to the field, which means your research might establish your professional reputation and act as a gateway to future jobs possibilities.

Also, if you're currently working in health, the honours year in nursing is available part-time, so you can keep up with your personal or professional responsibilities.

Honours graduates have found employment in a range of different public and private healthcare services, maternity and neonatal care settings, teaching and research centres, rural and remote health clinics, and aid organisations.

Program highlights

  • Learn how to plan and conduct research in this one-year program.
  • Push the boundaries and develop skills in analysis, research, writing and problem-solving.
  • Develop your research abilities through mentoring with researchers who'll share their experience.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Research associate
  • Research assistant
  • Clinical teacher
  • Nursing lecturer
  • Registered nurse
  • Registered nurse (aged care)
  • Registered nurse (community health)
  • Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
  • Registered nurse (child and family health)

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

A Bachelor of Nursing from this institution with a GPA of 5.
Or an approved degree and satisfy the Executive Dean that the applicant is suitably qualified to undertake honours, who may be subject to the completion of additional work if set by the Executive Dean.

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