What will I learn?

Pioneer healthcare innovations and transform lives. The Bachelor of Science (Health) and Master of Nursing provides a thorough grounding in health and health systems at the local, national and global levels, while developing the knowledge, skills and experience to become a registered nurse.

As a science and nursing student, specialising in health, you will be taught by leading academics and clinical professionals from across the healthcare and nursing disciplines. The Bachelor of Science (Health) explores the complexity of health and healthcare provision across different sociocultural, political and economic contexts. You will complete a major in health with core units in areas such as human biology, psychology and eHealth, ensuring you gain a broad knowledge of healthcare and its latest developments before pursuing elective units in areas of your interest.

Leveraging the skills and knowledge of your science degree, the Master of Nursing combines hands-on learning with over 800 hours of clinical placements to develop a comprehensive understanding of professional nursing practice. You will learn to understand the impact of nursing practice within local and global health contexts, and across changing healthcare systems. Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

You can complete this combined degree program in four years of full-time study, after which you will graduate with two qualifications. Cultivating a diverse range of skills and expertise in the provision of healthcare, this program will open up a wide range of career opportunities across both clinical and non-clinical settings.

Ranked 9th globally, the University of Sydney is a world leader in nursing education and research. With our Science faculty ranked in the top 50 faculties in the world for natural science, you will learn from experts in state-of-the-art facilities including the Sydney Nanoscience Hub and the Charles Perkins Centre.


You are required to complete a major in Health. 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.

Careers & future study

Future study options

Graduates of this course who wish to further their studies in these fields may choose from a broad range of courses offered by the Faculty of Science and Sydney Nursing School. Eligible candidates may proceed to an honours year in the Bachelor of Science (Health).

Graduate opportunities

Registered nurse in a range of healthcare settings and able to apply your knowledge of science to health issues such as infectious and non-communicable diseases, infection control, climate change, anatomy, pharmacology and research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health



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 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 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