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Bachelor of Arts / Master of Nursing

Bachelor of Arts / Master of Nursing

This degree allows students to gain a broader knowledge of the humanities in an area of interest (for example languages, sociology or anthropology).

Campus locations

Combined degree Undergraduate location Master of Nursing location
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Nursing Camperdown Mallett St
Combined degree course overview

The combined degrees consist of a total of 192 credit points comprising:

  • 96 credit points toward the bachelor's degree, and
  • 96 credit points for the Master of Nursing.

In most cases, units of study are worth six credit points.

In the first year, study is exclusively in the bachelor's degree. Years 2 and 3 are a combination of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and Year 4 is entirely postgraduate. All students must complete the requirements for the bachelor's degree before continuing to the fourth and final year of their combined degree.

Details of the units and the order in which they must be taken are provided in the unit of study table. Choice of units for the Arts component of this degree will largely depend upon the major you wish to study.

For units of study relating to the Arts component of this degree, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Studies handbooks.

You should discuss your options and their availability with the relevant academic adviser from Sydney Nursing School. Please note that some units may not be available due to clashes in the timetable in the Master of Nursing.

The pre-registration courses at Sydney Nursing School involve significant participation in off-campus clinical placements. You will complete more than 800 clinical hours during your degree. Before each clinical placement you will practise your skills in our clinical labs and high fidelity simulation wards. Clinical placement sites include private and public hospitals, mental health services and community health settings. The majority of clinical placements occur within the Sydney metropolitan area, although you will also be expected to undertake some clinical placements in rural locations.

You will need to be available to complete full-time weeks of shiftwork throughout university holiday periods in order to complete your clinical placements.

Important information to prepare you for clinical placements:

Workload for the combined degree

Study in this course is taken over four years full time (pro rata part time).You are required to complete 96 credit points in the bachelor's degree and 96 credit points in the Master of Nursing to graduate.

The total number of units studied will vary depending upon the course you choose. In terms of workload, most six credit point units of study consist of attendance and lectures, tutorials and/or lab sessions on a regular basis. There are also pre-reading and assessment items equating to approximately 10 hours per week.

Study patterns for all combined degrees including relevant unit of study rules are outlined in this handbook. This course consists of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.

All clinical units associated with the Master of Nursing have clinical placement experiences that are generally conducted outside the normal semester times. Please refer to the Master of Nursing clinical placement information for more details.