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Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing

Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing


The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Nursing is a four-year combined degree program designed for students who wish to obtain a broad knowledge of health sciences whilst gaining a nursing qualification. As part of the health sciences degree students can study subjects such as toxicology, epidemiology, behavioural health science, management and project design. Combined with the Master of Nursing, students enjoy greatly enhanced career and employment opportunities.

Graduates will be prepared to take on complex clinical responsibilities in the health care system. Combined degrees are studied over four years and are available to students with the ability to undertake this pattern of study.


Admission is open to all students who meet the University requirements for enrolment in the following undergraduate degrees:

•Bachelor of Arts
•Bachelor of Health Sciences
•Bachelor of Science
If you wish to study this degree you should apply through the University Admissions Centre (UAC). There is an application deadline and you should check with UAC for the exact date.

International students who have not completed Year 12 in Australia should apply through the International Office.

Students who have undertaken previous undergraduate study are welcome to apply for credit. You should contact the relevant Academic Advisor from Sydney Nursing School for further information.


The combined degrees consist of a total of 192 credit points comprising 96 credit points toward the bachelor's degree and 96 credit points for the Master of Nursing. In most cases, units of study are worth six credit points; however, there are some units in Health Sciences that are worth three credit points.

In the first year, study is exclusively in the bachelor's degree. Years 2 and 3 are a combination of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and Year 4 is entirely postgraduate. All students must complete the requirements for the bachelor's degree before continuing to the fourth and final year of their combined degree.

Generally students are not permitted to continue their enrolment in the combined degree if they do not have a credit average at the end of Year 1. If you are not successful in attaining a credit average in Year 1 then you may complete the undergraduate degree before commencing study in the Master of Nursing. This pathway would require an additional year of study.

Details of the units and the order in which they must be studied for Health Sciences and the Master of Nursing are shown below. For units of study in Arts and Science and for further information about faculty requirements for all combined degrees you should refer to the handbooks for those faculties. Choice of units for combined degrees in Arts or Science will largely depend upon the major you wish to study.

You should discuss your options and their availability with the relevant Academic Advisor from Sydney Nursing School. While we try to minimise the lease note that some units may not be available due to clashes in the timetable in the Master of Nursing.

  • Organisation Name
  • The University of Sydney - Faculty of Health Sciences 
  • Course venue
  • Camperdown/Darlington Campus 
  • Qualification level
  • Under Grad 
  • Course category
  • Nursing 
  • Course duration
  • 4 years full-time, 8 years part-time 
  • Study Type
  • Full-time,Part-time 
  • Fees
  • Delivery
  • Class Room 


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