Master of Nursing (Research)

School of Nursing & Midwifery, Fremantle Campus

The Master of Nursing (Research) will suit you if you have achieved a high credit average in your undergraduate nursing degree and you wish to complete further research in an area of particular interest. To graduate, you will need to complete a substantial research project culminating in a thesis. You will be supported by academic staff throughout your Master’s program.

  • Why study this degree?

    Available as a full-time program across two calendar years (or equivalent part-time), our Master of Nursing (Research) will provide you with the research skills you need to support your professional practice. Topics covered include literature review, research methodology, ethics, analysis, verification and report writing. Furthermore, the program consists of a number of supervised research subjects which can include research coursework as appropriate.

    You will be expected to complete a substantial research project culminating in a thesis. Candidates will be assigned university-based supervisors who will provide support and academic guidance. Your supervisor will mentor and direct your studies throughout the research phase until your thesis is put forward for examination. Government support is available for both domestic and international students, while domestic students may also apply for stipend scholarships which are awarded to students of exceptional potential.

  • Program summary

    This Master's program consists of several courses of supervised research. The duration of the program is two years full-time or the equivalent of part-time study.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    In order to be considered for entry, applicants are expected to satisfy the following criteria:

    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse within Australia or provisional registration whichever is applicable at the time of the students program commencement; or
    • Applicants who do not meet the requirements of the clause above, but are able to demonstrate equivalent international experience satisfy the criteria. In these circumstances, an applicant’s research topic may be limited to a non-clinical setting; and
    • Bachelor of Nursing or other appropriate degree; and
    • Minimum of two years relevant post registration nursing experience, or as acceptable by the program coordinator; and
    • An applicant may be required to satisfy the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery of the ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study.
  • Fees and costs

    The Commonwealth Government has allocated a number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for our nursing program. Please contact the Prospective Students Office for more detailed information on tuition fees and fee-replacement options.

    Domestic Students

    Domestic research students are eligible to have all Higher Degree by Research (HDR) course fees paid for by the Commonwealth Government through a Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset Scholarship for the length of their degree. Domestic students are also encouraged to apply for stipend scholarships.

    These scholarships are very competitive and are awarded to students of exceptional research potential. The scholarships are for the purpose of assisting with general living costs for the duration of the research degree.

    International Students

    All international research students are required to pay full fees for the length of their research degree, but international students are also eligible to apply for Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships (Fees Offset and/or Stipend) and the University International Fee Remission Research Scholarship (IFRRS).

    For more information, please refer to the International Prospectus or visit

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Nursing (Research), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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