Strong demand for placement in Flinders courses

Psychology, Behavioural Science, Nursing and other Health-related areas, Education and Law have been among the most popular courses sought by school-leavers at Flinders University this year.

The strong demand for professional courses offered by Flinders University has meant that the Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) required for school-leaver admission in 2008 needed to be set above 90 for seven of the University’s most keenly sought courses.

For three of these courses, the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, the Bachelor of Midwifery (Pre-Registration) and the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, the level of demand required a rise in the TER notwithstanding increased competition from other institutions.

Other Flinders University courses with TER cutoffs above 90 are the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Paramedic) and the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, as well as the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees.

Flinders’ Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Andrew Parkin, said the University was “pleased with the standard of the 4,101 applicants offered places across our range of courses this year”.

“In addition to the courses with TER cutoffs above 90, Flinders has also experienced an increase in demand for places across a number of other courses, including our new Bachelor of Business, the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen), the Bachelor of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation, and the Bachelor of Health Sciences,” Professor Parkin said.

“The learning potential among these new students looks very promising. We look forward to welcoming them to the University and monitoring their progress through to successful graduation,” he said. “However, the good news is that it is not too late for other applicants still interested in beginning their University study in 2008.

“There are extra places remaining at Flinders in a range of courses. However, the strong interest does mean that we will not be able to consider late applications for Psychology, Medical Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Speech Pathology, Creative Arts, or Health Sciences (Paramedic)”.

Prospective students should call the Prospective Student Advisors on 8201 3074, to discuss degree pathway options. For further information on available courses, contact the Admissions/Prospective Students Office on 1300 657 671 or visit Study at Flinders 2008.

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