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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Advanced Nursing

  • Masters (Coursework)

Develop the critical thinking, people management and research skills to become a healthcare leader who ensures the best possible outcomes for people.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$33,376 per year / $50,064 total

About this course

This program is designed for registered nurses who want to advance their careers and extend their nursing skills and knowledge with comprehensive study in an area of specialist practice.

The program has been tailor-made to suit your professional needs with sensitivity to a work-life balance. You'll study coursework online over a period of up to two years full-time (or part-time equivalent).

Through the program, you'll develop problem-solving skills you can apply in health assessment, specialist practice, clinical management and decision-making. The choice of courses will allow you to develop specialist knowledge in paediatric, family, aged care, chronic disease, primary healthcare, or rural and remote clinical practice.

Upon graduation, you'll be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge, leadership, management and research skills. Employment opportunities for nurse managers are on the rise, with the Australian Department of Employment projecting job growth of 22.7 percent for nursing professionals between 2017 and 2022.

Study locations


What you will learn

  • Get the skills, knowledge and qualification required for a range of senior or specialised nursing positions.
  • Study under experienced nursing practitioners and researchers who are leaders in the field, both in Australia and internationally.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a program that allows you to tailor your courses around your existing schedule.
  • Be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge, leadership, management and research skills.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Director of care
  • Clinical team lead
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing unit manager
  • Clinical services manager
  • Clinical nurse manager
  • Nurse educator
  • Remote area nurse
  • Executive care manager
  • Chronic pain nurse