What will I learn?

The combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Nursing program cultivates the critical thinking skills and breadth of the sciences alongside the expertise and experience to become a registered nurse. It provides a wide range of career opportunities across both clinical and non-clinical settings.

Why study this course:

As a science and nursing student, you will learn from our leading academics from across the sciences and healthcare disciplines.

The Bachelor of Science emphasises fundamental principles and discovery research underpinned by critical analytical capabilities. You can major in one of many areas of science, with elective units allowing you the flexibility to explore different branches and interests.

You will gain an understanding of the impact of nursing practice within local and global health contexts, and across changing healthcare systems.

You can complete this combined degree program in four years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications.

Upon graduating will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

With a diverse range of experience and expertise, you will be highly employable in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

Ranked 15th globally by subject area, the University of Sydney is a world leader in nursing education and research.

Our Faculty of Science is ranked in the top 50 in the world for natural science, and you will learn in our state-of-the-art facilities including the Sydney Nanoscience Hub and the Charles Perkins Centre, with its focus on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities in clinical settings include:

  • Public and private healthcare systems
  • Acute care hospitals
  • Children's hospitals
  • Trauma and emergency care
  • Mental health nursing
  • Aged care
  • Community nursing
  • Home care nursing
  • Drug and alcohol centres
  • Rural and remote nursing
  • Overseas aid

Career opportunities in non-clinical settings include:

  • Scientific, medical and pharmaceutical companies
  • Health promotion
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Policy development

Future study options

If you wish to continue your studies in science or nursing, you may choose from a broad range of courses offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sydney Nursing School. Eligible candidates may proceed to an honours year in the Bachelor of Science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 January 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 24 in Reading and Listening, 27 in Writing and 23 in Speaking

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 68 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1.

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

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About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities

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