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C03048v3 Master of Nursing (Research)

Award(s): Master of Nursing (Research) (MN(Res))
CRICOS code: 052679M
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

Research degrees are offered on a sponsored, scholarship or full-fee-paying basis. Contact UTS: Health or the UTS Graduate Research School for further details.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

This degree is designed for registered nurses wanting to develop research skills that have practical application for innovations in the health care industry and scholarly understanding of nursing practice. It enables informed participation in research endeavours and clinical practice innovation and improvement. In this degree, students extend and deepen their knowledge of a specialised area in nursing through a program of supervised research.

This course assists students to complete original research that contributes to knowledge in their field within an international context. Research at UTS takes place in a dynamic and outcomes-oriented environment. The University attracts students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise within a professional and stimulating framework. Students are part of a lively and vigorous research culture, working closely with academic staff and health industry partners.

Career options

This degree offers solid research training to registered nurses who are required to undertake research in their current employment or who aspire to such positions.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Applicants are required to have authorisation to practise as a registered nurse. Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal and have the agreement of a suitable supervisor at the time of application.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Subjects are run in intensive mode, with an additional online component. All research students are expected to attend the twice-yearly Research Student Forums and are required to present a seminar during these weeks, twice a year for full-time students and once a year for part-time students.

Course structure

This course is a structured program of study incorporating research preparation subjects undertaken in the first year and the production of a research thesis for examination.

Students are required to undertake a candidature assessment at the end of the first two sessions for full-time students, and at the end of the first three sessions for part-time students. Students work closely with a principal supervisor and a supervisory panel, and are required to report on their progress each session.

Course completion requirements

92975 Master of Nursing (Honours) Thesis 
92618 Health Care Research Methodology 

Course program

The program for the coursework component appears below.

Year 1
Spring session
92973 Introduction to Qualitative Studies   6cp
92974 Introduction to Biostatistics   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

Research administration officer
telephone +61 2 9514 4834
email
health.research.students@uts.edu.au

and from the UTS Graduate Research School:

UTS: Graduate Research School