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The University of Sydney( UniSyd)

Camperdown , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Philosophy (Nursing) (2020 entry)

Engage with world-class researchers to develop your expertise and gain advanced research and critical thinking skills. 

This course provides an opportunity for research training across a range of nursing research. Gain experience in a range of research offered by Sydney Nursing School including:

chronic disease and ageing
infection and immunity
injury and acute illness
mental health.
Learn more about research at Sydney Nursing School.

You will gain advanced research and critical thinking skills that will see you publish work in journals, improve patient experiences and influence health policy. The Master of Philosophy (Nursing) is awarded at the completion of a thesis that spans 1-2 years as well as some aspects of coursework in research techniques. You will work individually on their research project under the direction of a research supervisor who is a leader in the nursing field.

Research areas
Master of Philosophy candidates may undertake research in one of the following five pillars:

perinatal and women's health
cancer and palliative care
chronic diseases and co-morbidities
intensive care, trauma and emergency
mental health.
Across these pillars, candidates will work in the areas of patient and health outcomes, experience of illness and the support of family and carers, health systems, services and policies, primary health care and developments in nursing and midwifery.

Campus Information

Mallett Street

The University intends to move the Sydney Nursing School from its current location at Mallett Street to new facilities on the Camperdown/Darlington Campus in 2021. Nursing will be located at the Susan Wakil Health Building – find out more about how we are transforming our campuses.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE Process
5 Days

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

Our Careers and Employability Office, dedicated to business students, offers a range of opportunities to explore your career options, plan your career, develop your skills, and network with recruiters and employers.

Our Careers and Employability Office offers a specialised career service to students across all of our degree programs. We are committed to helping you achieve your career aspirations and equipping you with the skills to thrive in your career.

Our career services will help you:

plan your career
develop your career decision making skills
tailor your resume and job applications
engage in experiential recruitment activities such as mock interviews and assessment centres
connect with top graduate recruiters and corporate partners through our programs.
We also offer the award-winning free Job Smart program, which enables international students to gain the skills and professional experience to gain employment when they graduate.

Business School students who engage early with career exploration, professional skill development and industry connections are best equipped to make their mark in today's complex and changing professional world.

Getting career ready with the Careers and Employability Office
Students explain how the Careers and Employability Office can help you get career ready throughout your studies.

Start planning your career now
We recommend that you begin your career-planning journey before you enrol and start your degree. Visit the below resources to discover your career options and help you choose the right subjects. 

Graduate Careers Australia provide detailed careers information and profiles across most areas including accounting, consultancy, government, human resources, IT, marketing, and international relations.
MyFuture assists school leavers with exploring career opportunities and different industries. Visit MyFuture to help you narrow down which majors you wish to study at the Business School.
Visit the Careers and Employabilty Office once you enrol. We’re located in the Careers and Student Experience Lounge, Basement Level, Abercrombie Building.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 year Post Study Work Visa Opportunity

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply in plenty of time, and even before completion of their current qualifying degree. In these circumstances, referee reports are essential as part of the application for admission.
To apply, you need to demonstrate sufficient prior research experience and capability.
In most cases, to be eligible you will have:
a bachelor's degree or qualifications demonstrating equivalence with a bachelor's degree
a master's degree and have a minimum of one year's work experience. 
These criteria constitute the minimum requirements for eligibility and do not guarantee admission. That remains at the discretion of the Associate Dean (HDR) for a given Faculty.

TOEFL - IBT score - A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

IELTS score - A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score - A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English - A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band