1 year full time or
2 years part time
This course provides the opportunity for eligible graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing to extend their skills and understanding of the research process. It emphasises the reciprocal relationship between nursing research and the contexts of nursing practice.
This course provides Bachelor of Nursing graduates with the opportunity to develop training in clinically focused research. The course deepens students' understanding of the importance of research in nursing.
The purpose of the course is to enable graduate nurses to conduct research relevant to nursing in any of its dimensions. It aims to develop students' skills in using research designs and methodologies, and to reinforce their understanding of the crucial role of research in the evolution of the discipline of nursing. Students also develop academic writing skills to produce a dissertation.
All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.
In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.
The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).
The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).
Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.
In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.
You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.
Area of study and
(per EFTSL or 48 cp)
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.
Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.
For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $658. The total credit points are 48.
All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:
- Protocol on fees and refunds for international students - contains the fee and refund conditions for international students
- Tuition Protection Service - designed to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for
In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.
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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.
Career options that graduates may undertake include registered nurse in a clinical specialty supported by their research project work, such as critical care, or roles such as nurse educator or manager. However, graduates are also well-prepared to undertake postgraduate research degrees or begin a career as a researcher.
Course completion requirements
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Course structure explained
The course comprises a total of 48 credit points. Students complete two 6-credit-point subjects and a 36-credit-point thesis.
The course may be completed in one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.Full time, on campus Part time, on campus
Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.
All applicants must be eligible to graduate from a Bachelor of Nursing program from UTS or another tertiary institution at the time of application (followed by successful completion). Applicants must be registered as a nurse in their country of citizenship or residence at the time of enrolment (exemptions to this rule may be sought from the Bachelor (Honours) Selection Committee in exceptional circumstances).
All applicants must have completed at least one research subject (as approved by the Bachelor (Honours) Selection Committee) with a credit grade and have a weighted average mark or grade point average of credit or higher for their bachelor's degree. Applicants are admitted to the honours course only if appropriately qualified academic members of UTS: Health staff are available for supervision of the dissertation component.
The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.International students
Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.
Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.
If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.
Year 12 bonus schemeTo see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.
Scholarships, prizes and awards
For Health students
Only for international students
For all domestic students
Only for Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander students
Prizes and awards
For Health students
UTS: HandbookSee the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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