What will I learn?

The University of Notre Dame Australia is dedicated to building a strong and innovative research culture. The Doctor of Nursing offers an applied three-year program leading to a thesis of approximately 80,000 words. Your thesis should bridge the theory-practice gap and make a practical contribution to industry-based or professional knowledge.

About this program

The Professional Doctorate is a research degree designed to meet the needs of professionals who aspire to achieve academic excellence and lead the development of knowledge within their profession. The program seeks to examine crucial professional topics and integrate professional experience with scholarly inquiry. In particular, it aims to generate a research-based approach, providing answers to questions relevant to the professions or industry and encouraging a systematic way of collecting, analysing and interpreting data. For this reason, we recommend you seek the support of a relevant professional body, employer or industry group in defining your research area.

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing and Midwifery

CRICOS

052527E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,141.00 (24,16,542) per year
Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,

FREMANTLE,

Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,141.00 (24,16,542) per year
Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

Sydney Campus

140 Broadway,

BROADWAY,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a research Master's degree, appropriate to the professional field of the applicant (or equivalent) at a high level of achievement; or a Bachelor’s degree with Honours (Class 1 or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent). English language requirement: IELTS (Academic) - 7.0 overall, with no score lower than 7.0 in writing and no other individual band score lower than 6.5; CAE/CPE - 185 overall, with no score lower than 185 in writing and no other band score lower than 176; PTE Academic - 68 overall, with no score lower than 68 in writing and no other band score lower than 58; TOEFL (iBT) - 94 overall, with no score lower than 27 in writing and no other individual band score lower than 20.

For international students

Applicants to the doctoral program are expected to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Possession of a research Masters degree by thesis or dissertation appropriate to the professional field of the applicant; or
  • Possession of a Masters degree by coursework appropriate to the professional field of the applicant completed at a superior standard; or
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree with Honours (typically 1st Class or Class 2A Honours level or equivalent); or
  • Possession of a Master of Philosophy; or
  • In exceptional circumstances, an equivalent academic or professional background that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at doctoral level.

IELTS (Academic) - 7.0 overall, with no score lower than 7.0 in writing and no other individual band score lower than 6.5; PTE Academic - 65 overall, with no score lower than 65 in writing and no other band score lower than 58; TOEFL (iBT) - 94 overall, with no score lower than 27 in writing and no other individual band score lower than 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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