Master of Nursing

Course 814AA (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 023180A
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Research Higher Degree
Duration & Credit Points: Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.




Prospective Student Enquiries:

Ms Corliss Chan
Research Higher Degrees Officer
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
T: + 61 3 8344 9430

Currently enrolled student enquiries:

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Student Centre
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 5890
Fax: +61 3 9347 7084

Course Overview:

This course is being phased out and is not open for application.

The aim of the Master of Nursing (Research) is to contribute to the advancement of nursing knowledge through academic and clinically based research.


Students work throughout their candidature under the supervision of a supervisory panel on a research topic reported in the form of a thesis. In most cases candidates will be required to complete methodological courses of study during their candidature.

The degree is awarded on the basis of examination of thesis. Marking of the thesis will include at least one external examiner. The thesis should be about 25,000 to 30,000 words in length excluding tables, illustrations and references.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements:


Core Participation Requirements:

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to clinical/field work activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.

Graduate Attributes: None
Generic Skills:

Students will gain generic skills in:

  • independent study and project leadership;
  • critique of literature;
  • methological design; and
  • writing.
Links to further information:

This course is available to currently enrolled students and will be phased out from 2008.

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