Taught course


University of Queensland · Health and Behavioural Sciences

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: Applicants will need to have a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent and be a registered nurse. Visa requirements: International students, studying on a student visa, may not undertake the program on campus at UQ on a full time basis; they may only study from their home countries and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa. English proficiency: IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ. How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries. To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

This masters degree program is specifically designed for graduates of any Bachelor of Nursing degree to enable them to extend their nursing knowledge and skills in a specialist setting. The Master of Nursing program offers a flexible, external method of study. However, as of 2014, some core courses and those in the Advanced Practice Nursing Field of Study will also be delivered internally. The program provides the opportunity for students to complete a Master of Nursing after successful completion of 24 units. Students are able to select from seven fields of study for specialisation, including Children & Young People's Health, Primary Health Care Nursing, Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care, Gastroenterological Nursing, Rural & Remote Nursing, Aged Care Management or the Advanced Practice Nursing field tailored to suit your own specialist practice setting. The Advanced Practice Nursing field of study is also offered internally only to domestic students. Students who do not currently hold Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent, may only apply for the Graduate Certificate. When this is successfully completed students may then apply for entrance into the Graduate Diploma or Master of Nursing or Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies programs.

Information for international students

http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/english-language-requirements http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/student-visas http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/svp http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx

Fees and funding

International students
AUD$ 27320
Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004