Nursing Graduate Research

The Department of Nursing offers a wide range of expert specialisations including cancer, palliative care, clinical care, mental health, paediatrics, emergency, community and age care.

With outstanding research outputs, Nursing graduate research at the University of Melbourne has received an ‘Excellence in Research Australia’ (ERA) ranking of 5 “well above world standard” as of 2018. The Department of Nursing offers a unique and multi-faceted experience for graduate students, combining clinical nursing specialisations supported by basic and nurse scientists. This unique pool of academic specialists also involves those with dual roles, working as both academics and clinicians.

Our Students

The Department of Nursing is seeking high achieving students who demonstrate compassion, dedication, and perseverance. With tailored options of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) pathways, graduate nurses will be supported by our expert specialists throughout their research journey, working towards the overall goal of improving clinical and patient outcomes.

Explore past graduate research theses

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Career Opportunities

Opportunities opened by graduate research include academic progression, policy development, clinical trial experimentation and nursing-led research within hospitals and the clinical environment. Graduate research and PhDs are also crucial in opening pathways to leadership positions.

Applying for Graduate Research

The Department of Nursing engages with potential students and participates in preliminary screening. Students are required to find a potential supervisor before they submit their application. The Department of Nursing has a broad range of expertise and will work with potential candidates to identify the most appropriate supervision team. Scholarships are awarded to student applicants with the highest Weighted Average Marks (WAM).

Potential Nursing supervisors

How to apply