Postgraduate study in Nursing

What can you study in Nursing?

You can study Nursing at postgraduate level in Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)Master of Nursing, Master of Nursing Science or Master of Nursing Practice.

The focus for postgraduate nursing study is the enhancement of clinical nursing practice, leadership qualities, and development of advanced practice through education.

Postgraduate study is about investigating, analysing, critically evaluating, reflecting and responding to the challenges posed by practice and the academic environment.

Programme structures are flexible and provide opportunities for nurses to design programmes of study that are appropriate for the learning goals they wish to achieve and that are relevant to their practice areas.

You can also specialise in Advanced Nursing and Mental Health Nursing.


Explore the postgraduate courses you can take for a Nursing specialisation

You can also find out more about postgraduate study in nursing in the Nursing Postgraduate Handbook, available on the Faculty of Medical and Health Science's prospectuses and handbooks webpage.  

Where can postgraduate study in Nursing take you?

Potential careers include advanced nursing practice, community, gerontology, paediatric, hospital, or primary healthcare, mental health, or nursing education, management or research.

Jobs related to Nursing

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Occupational Health Nurse

Further study options

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.