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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle , Fremantle ,Australia

Master of Nursing (Research)

The Master of Nursing (Research) will suit you if you have achieved a high credit average in your undergraduate nursing degree and you wish to complete further research in an area of particular interest. To graduate, you will need to complete a substantial research project culminating in a thesis. You will be supported by academic staff throughout your Master’s program.

Available as a full-time program across two calendar years (or equivalent part-time), our Master of Nursing (Research) will provide you with the research skills you need to support your professional practice. Topics covered include literature review, research methodology, ethics, analysis, verification and report writing. Furthermore, the program consists of a number of supervised research subjects which can include research coursework as appropriate.

You will be expected to complete a substantial research project culminating in a thesis. Candidates will be assigned university-based supervisors who will provide support and academic guidance. Your supervisor will mentor and direct your studies throughout the research phase until your thesis is put forward for examination. Government support is available for both domestic and international students, while domestic students may also apply for stipend scholarships which are awarded to students of exceptional potential.

Campus Information

Fremantle Campus

Our foundation Campus is located in the historic West End of the port city of Fremantle, south of Perth. Housed within beautifully restored heritage buildings, it provides a ‘town university’ of great character. The iconic Campus is close to the Fremantle Harbour, cafe?s, shops and the famous ‘Cappuccino Strip’, and all major transport hubs.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
GTE/Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 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

Through the research skills and knowledge you gain in this course, you will be able to provide leadership as a nurse at a local, national and international level.

You’ll be qualified for a research-related career in a wide range of public and private healthcare settings and in universities.

PSW Opportunity

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane: 

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates 

Other Locations (Regional centres and other regional areas):

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa) 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for entry, applicants are expected to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse within Australia or provisional registration whichever is applicable at the time of the students program commencement;
  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements of the clause above, but are able to demonstrate equivalent international experience satisfy the criteria. In these circumstances, an applicant’s research topic may be limited to a non-clinical setting; and
  • Bachelor of Nursing or other appropriate degree; and
  • Minimum of two years relevant post registration nursing experience, or as acceptable by the program coordinator; and
  • An applicant may be required to satisfy the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery of the ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study.


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