Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
Sydney Nursing School's Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) 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 20,000 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.
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 20,000 words).
Research workshops are run at the beginning of Semester 1 and study days are run every month throughout Semester 1. Students are encouraged to attend the School's research workshops run at the beginning of Semester 1 and at the end of Semester 2. 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 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.
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 at credit level or above from the University of Sydney or from an equivalent university.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Sydney Nursing School. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 31 January
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University's International Office, (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount
Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount not available for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).
Annual review not available for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).
Additional incidental fees
Additional incidental fees not available for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).
Potential for inaccuracy
Potential for inaccuracy not available for Bachelor of Nursing (Honours).
Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students
This international tuition fee is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact tuition fees that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.
For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
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.
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 for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.