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With world-class teaching and research, we produce graduates poised to make a real difference in the world. Our 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, flexible approach to education, including world-leading online programmes, means that you have the freedom to study when, where and how you like. Whether you want to stand out, 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 world’s top 1% of universities and in the top 50 under 50 years of age (2020, QS)
  • Ranked 3 in the world for sports science (ARWU 2018); 29 for nursing and 32 for education (QS 2020). Other top ranked subjects include: Medicine; economics and econometrics; communication and media studies; law; theology; business and management; modern languages; social sciences and management; politics; philosophy; performing arts; accounting and finance; psychology; sociology, and architecture (ARWU 2019)
  • Top public university for overall student experience in Australia’s Commonwealth Government Student Experience Survey (2019). Deakin is also Victoria’s leader in graduate satisfaction for nine years in a row (Australian Graduate Survey 2010–15 and Graduate Outcomes Survey QILT 2016–19)
  • Among top performing universities for overall employment outcomes.

Popular study areas

Popular study areas at Deakin include: 

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


Deakin's world-class research institutes include:

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

Our campuses

Our Burwood campus

Burwood is a leafy suburb of Melbourne with lots of parks and open space. This is Deakin’s busiest campus, with over 30,000 students and 1,500 staff, and has great teaching facilities in every faculty. 

Our Geelong campuses

We have two campuses in Geelong, which is an hour’s drive from 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. It’s also the gateway to the Great Ocean Road.

Waurn Ponds has fantastic sports facilities including a stadium, sports hall, tennis and squash courts and a deluxe health club. The Waterfront Campus is right on the seafront. Built originally as wool stores in the 19th century, the buildings have been extensively renovated to create a modern campus.

Warrnambool campus

The Warrnambool Campus offers small class sizes and a close-knit community. It’s close to local surf beaches and has a friendly, vibrant campus atmosphere. Warrnambool is three hours’ drive from Melbourne.

Our Cloud campus: 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 support, to work with the busy lives of our students. Many degrees are also offered online, so students have the flexibility to study a Deakin qualification from anywhere in the world, at any time that suits them.

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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