Flinders makes record course offers, with places still available

study2011Flinders University is experiencing strong demand for its courses in 2011, resulting in increased offers this year, and there are still places available.

Along with high demand for the University’s suite of health-related courses such as medicine, health sciences, medical science, nursing, midwifery and paramedic degrees, there has been significant interest in the teacher education degrees, new courses in Law (Hons), Education and the revamped group of Science degrees.

A total of 3846 offers (up from 3395 offers in 2010) were made in the first round of offers this week.

Further offers to prospective students will be made in coming weeks, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Academic) Professor Andrew Parkin urged anyone considering tertiary study in 2011 to submit a late application.

“A wide range of our undergraduate courses remain open for qualified applicants” he said.

These include the Bachelor of Arts and degrees in international studies, information technology, behavioural science (psychology), science and engineering.

Interested students should contact the Admissions/Prospective Students Office by phoning 08 8201 3074 or 1300 657 671 (local call cost), or email admissions@flinders.edu.au.

Professor Parkin said the University was pleased with the strong demand for its courses in 2011 and its ability to offer a substantially increased number of places to qualified applicants.

“Our offers in January 2011 are up 13 per cent compared with the corresponding 2010 period,” Professor Parkin said.

“This has been founded on an 11 per cent increase in applications to Flinders courses, including a gratifying 14 per cent increase from school leavers.

“On the basis of this student interest Flinders looks forward with confidence to the more deregulated higher education landscape beyond 2011 arising from Federal Government policies.

“Flinders is well placed to continue to grow as a strong contributor to the economic, social and intellectual development of South Australia, including metropolitan Adelaide, the Hills and Fleurieu regions, the Riverland and the Greater Green Triangle in particular.

“Flinders also has a growing profile in the Northern Territory as well as continuing strong student recruitment nationally.”

He said several new courses are among those experiencing strong demand.

“We are welcoming the first intake to new undergraduate courses in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Education/Disability Studies, Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and Science (Animal Behaviour),” Professor Parkin said.

“ATAR school-leaver entry scores for a number of courses such as Law, Law (Hons), Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Psychology, Nutrition & Dietetics, Paramedics, Speech Pathology, Science (Hons) – an enhanced program for High Achievers –and Engineering/Master Engineering are up over the 90 mark.”

Flinders has a variety of pathways for students wanting to begin their University studies: “ For those students who did not receive their first preference or received no offer there are options, such as commencing in one degree and later transferring to their degree of choice,” Professor Parkin said.

For further information refer to Study in 2011.

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