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With world-class teaching and research, Deakin produces sought-after graduates poised to make a real difference in the world. Our teaching staff are recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields. Our courses foster real-world thinking and professionalism through close industry ties and practical study experiences. Most importantly, our supportive and flexible approach to education means that you have the freedom to study when, where and how you like. Whether you want to stand out from the crowd, pursue new opportunities or forge your own path, Deakin can help you get there. Here is a snapshot of just some of our achievements so far:

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide in 2018 by QS, the Times Higher Education and the ARWU
  • Ranked 3 in the world for sports science (ARWU 2018); 24 for nursing and 30 for education (QS 2018). 

Other top ranked programmes include: Economics; communication and media studies; law; theology; politics; philosophy; arts; accounting and  nance; psychology; sociology and architecture (ARWU 2018)

  • Leader in graduate satisfaction in Victoria for the eighth year in a row (Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and Graduate Outcomes Survey QILT (2016–18)
  • Among the top performing Australian universities for overall employment outcomes
  • Deakin has been awarded a prestigious  ve-star rating by university ranking organisation QS. This indicates that Deakin is world-class in a wide range of areas, has cutting-edge facilities and is internationally renowned for research and teaching.

Study in Melbourne: One of the world's most liveable cities

Deakin’s largest campus is in Melbourne, voted the most liveable city in the world for eight years in a row by the Economist Global Liveability report (2011-2017). With good reason! Melbourne is a city built for exploring. Coffee shops and galleries, music and amazing food can be found down every lane and alley in the city centre. There is always something happening in Melbourne, from cultural festivals and world-class arts performances to international sporting events.

Our Burwood campus

Burwood is a leafy suburb with many parks and open spaces. The campus sits among parkland, great for cycling and walks. Burwood is our busiest campus, with around 26,000 students and 1,500 staff, and features architecturally impressive buildings and top facilities within every faculty.

Burwood accommodation

Bordered by picturesque parkland, the accommodation at our Melbourne Burwood Campus is home to 1175 students. With a great mix of state-of-the-art contemporary student housing and traditional village living, students at Burwood enjoy a unique Melbourne lifestyle. Deakin offers a wide range of other housing options, including homestay and off-campus housing, to suit the individual needs of our students.

Our Geelong campuses

Deakin has two campuses in the city of Geelong, which is within an hour’s drive of Melbourne (Waurn Ponds and Waterfront). Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city, with great cafes, nightlife, galleries, music venues and easy access to great surf beaches and nature. Geelong is also the gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road. Surf beaches, whale-watching and the famous Twelve Apostles are all on your doorstep. The two Geelong campuses boast great outdoor areas and spacious new buildings, perfect for both studying and socialising!

Our Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses

Deakin’s Waurn Ponds campus has fantastic sports facilities – from a stadium, sports hall and tennis and squash courts to a deluxe health club, complete with gym, workout studios and group  tness classes. Our Waterfront Campus is right on the seafront. Originally built as wool stores in 19th century, the buildings have been extensively renovated, creating a modern, impressive campus.

Moving through the digital frontier

As a leader in online education, Deakin has a strong history of using cutting-edge technology to provide personalised and flexible learning experiences, as well as great facilities and support, to compliment and work with the busy lives of many of our students. Many of our degrees are also offered online, so students have the flexibility and the opportunity to study a Deakin qualification from anywhere in the world, at any time that suits them.

What can you study?

Popular academic study areas available at Deakin include:

  • Medicine and health
  • Sport science and sport
  • Management
  • Law
  • Education
  • Communications and creative arts
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Environmental science
  • Business and management
  • Engineering
  • International studies and humanities

Deakin is home to world-class research institutes and welcomes international research students. These institutes include:

  • The Institute for Frontier Materials
  • The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Alfred Deakin Institute
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A2I2)
  • Institute for Health Transformation
  • Centre for Cyber Security
  • Centre for Sport Research

Deakin: Leader in student satisfaction

We are a national and state leader in student satisfaction. Our graduates (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) have the highest level of overall student satisfaction of any Victorian university. Here's why!

  • Deakin invests heavily in academic support and well-being programmes to ensure student experiences are both positive and successful 
  • Our academics and staff are friendly, approachable, and ready to help you achieve your goals. 
  • We offer a wide range of other professional, experiential and career focused programmes to prepare you for your future career

Degree in focus: Doctor of Medicine (Graduate Entry Medicine)

Set yourself up for a range of medical careers, from general practice and geriatric medicine to pathology, paediatrics and surgery. Our Doctor of Medicine has an emphasis on producing graduates who are ready to tackle the future of medicine, as well as providing the hands-on training and engaging theory you’ll need to enter the medical profession with confidence. Our progressive approach to teaching and learning makes our graduates highly employable, and ready to make a difference in the communities they serve and beyond.

What makes Deakin different?

  • Our School of Medicine is Victoria's first rural and regional focused medical school and is considered one of Australia's most innovative
  • Our medical graduates perform strongly in employment outcomes. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 100% found full time work by the following year
  • Fantastic facilities and an emphasis on hands-on, real-world experience

What are the entry requirements?

  • A bachelor degree completed no more than 10 years before the course start with a final GPA (weighted) of 5.0 or above on a 7 point scale and;
  • Aptitude test result (either MCAT or GAMSAT, minimum scores apply for each). Your test score must be from within two years of your application
  • Interview

Course webinars

Deakin University ran an extensive series of course information webinars for international students throughout this year. The recordings are now available to watch online here. If you want to find out about the details of any specific course at the University, these can be a useful tool.

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