Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

This degree combines coursework with students' own research projects. The coursework involves two units of study, relating to research methodology and the preparation of a thesis (approximately 15,000 words). Students are expected to present work to their peers at least once a year in research forums providing a great opportunity to further develop and test their work.

The program is designed to equip students with enhanced critical thinking skills. It allows students to investigate an idea that can improve the practice of nursing and the lives of patients, and opens the door to future research with a PhD or MPhil.

Honours students work with a supervisor who assists them throughout their study. The supervisor helps guide the project, and assists in formulating a research question, study design, ethics submissions, collecting results and writing and publishing of work.

Inherent Requirements for Nursing courses

Honours subject areas

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Further course information

Typical workload and assessment

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (two years).

The degree combines coursework with students' own research project . The coursework involves two units of study relating to research methods and the preparation of the thesis (approximately 15,000 words).

Research workshops are run in February as well as throughout Semester 1. A variety of guest speakers with expertise in a range of research areas will present during these workshops.

Students are invited to present their work to their peers at least once a year in research forums providing a great opportunity to further develop and test their work.

Honours awards and classes

The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) is awarded in the following classes ranging from First Class to Third Class.

Honours Class 1
Honours Class II Division 1
Hounours Class II Division 2
Honours Class III

Postgraduate research at the University

The University of Sydney is a research intensive university. Sydney Nursing School is committed to developing its research, which informs its education processes and in turn leads to improved patient experience. Sydney Nursing School's reputation in research is growing.

Applying for honours

Students who have completed a Bachelor of Nursing with a credit average are invited to apply for the honours program. This involves two units relating to research methods and the preparation of a thesis. Students undertake research work independently under the guidance of a supervisor.

Admission

Admission requirements

Applications to the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) are open to applicants who are considered by Sydney Nursing School to have the requisite knowledge and aptitude to undertake the course. Applicants are expected to have completed their Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Sydney or from an equivalent university with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Apply online by selecting the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right-hand side of this page.

Further requirements

Please complete this Supplementary Form and upload it to your online application.

External applicants also need to upload:
• An official copy of your most recent transcript
• Proof of identity and citizenship status

International students

How to apply

Apply online by selecting the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right-hand side of this page.

Further requirements

Please complete this Supplementary Form and upload it to your online application.

External applicants also need to upload:
• An official copy of your most recent transcript
• Proof of identity and citizenship status

If you require assistance with your application visit University of Sydney Agents for information.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the 2017 amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students

The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.