What will I learn?

Designed for registered nurses, the Master of Cancer and Haematology aims to assist nurses who care for people affected by cancer and haematological illness to develop the knowledge and skills for their care. You will investigate the biology of cancer and haematology, associated treatments, and integrated multidisciplinary management.

Cancer is the single largest cause of premature death in Australia, and represents nearly one-fifth of the total burden of disease in the health system. As a cancer and haematology nursing student, you will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the prevention, diagnosis and management of cancer, future treatment trends and explore the impact of these illnesses on the individual, family and community.

During this one and a half year degree, you will be led by leading cancer and haematology care researchers and will learn to make evidence-based decisions using research generated at our Cancer Nursing Research Unit an innovative collaboration between the Sydney Nursing School and the Sydney Local Health District. A work-based project or research thesis will comprise the capstone experience of this degree, providing the opportunity for you to apply your expertise as you explore a particular area of your interest.

With the increasing trends towards both home-based care and intensive treatments such as Stem Cell Transplantation, this course provides a broad range of content across a diverse spectrum of cancer and haematology care and explores the broadening roles for nurses throughout this field. Completion of this degree can also be a pathway into the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Career outcomes & future study

Future study options

Outstanding graduates who complete the research project as a capstone experience for this course may pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of this course will be recognised as having advanced knowledge relevant to cancer and haematology nursing.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

CRICOS

068705E

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $39,500; 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

Expected February 2021

Venue

Mallett Street Campus

Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney,

88 Mallett Street,

CAMPERDOWN,

New South Wales,

2050, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants need to have one of the following: a bachelor’s degree with first or second-class honours from the University of Sydney or another approved institution; an equivalent qualification that demonstrates sufficient research experience and capability. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing.

For international students

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Cancer and Haematology Nursing will hold:

(a) a pre-registration nursing degree with credit average from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or

(b) an embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma in this discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

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

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