What will I learn?

Become a leader in healthcare and nursing. 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.

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. We offer more than 40 study areas, taking you from the nanoscale to the cosmic, from biological to physical and chemical processes as well as preventing diseases in humans, animals and plants.

You can complete this combined degree program in four years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications. With a diverse range of experience and expertise, you will be highly employable in both clinical and non-clinical settings.


You are required to choose one major from the Bachelor of Science listing below. . There are no majors for Nursing. Focus areas for Nursing are: acute care, aged care, chronic illness, clinical practice, Indigenous health, mental healthcare and management, pharmacology, physiology, professional practice, social and health policy.

Anatomy and Histology (Major)

Animal Health, Disease and Welfare (Major)

Animal Production (Major)

Applied Medical Science (Major)

Behavioural Sciences (Major)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Major)

Biology (Major)

Cell and Developmental Biology (Major)

Chemistry (Major)

Computer Science (Major)

Data Science (Major)

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Major)

Environmental Studies (Major)

Financial Mathematics and Statistics (Major)

Food Science (Major)

Genetics and Genomics (Major)

Geography (Major)

Geology and Geophysics (Major)

History and Philosophy of Science (Major)

Immunology and Pathology (Major)

Infectious Diseases (Major)

Information Systems (Major)

Marine Science (Major)

Mathematics (Major)

Medicinal Chemistry (Major)

Microbiology (Major)

Neuroscience (Major)

Nutrition Science (Major)

Pharmacology (Major)

Physics (Major)

Physiology (Major)

Plant Production (Major)

Quantitative Life Sciences (Major)

Software Development (Major)

Soil Science and Hydrology (Major)

Statistics (Major)

Careers & future study

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.

Graduate opportunities

Our science and nursing graduates can be found in a range of careers and roles including: public and private healthcare systems, acute care hospitals, children's hospitals, trauma and emergency care, mental health nursing, aged care, community nursing, palliative care, home care nursing, drug and alcohol centres, operating rooms and other surgical settings, rural and remote nursing and overseas aid.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $44,000; 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

Start date

24 February 2020


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

160 City Road, Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Building (G02),


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 a secondary school leaving qualification (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

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

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing

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About this uni

The University of Sydney ranks number one in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability (2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings).

  • Ranked 42nd in the world (2019 QS World University Rankings)
  • Eleven teaching and research locations
  • Exceptional facilities, including the Innovation Hub