Flinders University

Flinders University

Studying at Flinders University lets you chase your dreams, find your purpose, and discover new ways to change the world. At Flinders University you’ll find endless opportunities in whatever field you choose.

Top reasons to study here

  • As we enter an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation, Flinders is well prepared for this unpredictable, exciting future.
  • Our strong network of external links keeps our work dynamic, enabling us to connect across barriers to create enterprising solutions for the future.
  • Inspiration leads to innovation. But innovation is more than just a buzzword at Flinders.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (60)
Education & Training (46)
Social Sciences (42)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (19)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (10)
Agriculture & Forestry (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Law (1)

About

History

For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from our pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact we have in the communities we serve.  The University was established in 1966 on the lands of the Kaurna nation.

Education

Innovative courses will be led by inspirational teachers, supported by advanced learning technologies, to create a learning experience that is flexible, richly interactive and highly personalised.

Our teaching will embed in every degree program research opportunities that nurture the creativity and critical thinking skills that will be determinants of success in an information-rich world.

Our clear focus on student success will distinguish Flinders and empower students to achieve to the very best of their abilities, irrespective of their background or individual circumstances.

Research

Flinders is home to a vibrant and constantly evolving research community. Our research spans areas such as:

  • autonomous vehicles
  • health and medical
  • labour and industry transformation studies
  • medical devices
  • nanotechnology and analytical chemistry.

Career

A Flinders degree prepares you for a satisfying career. You will gain specialised skills and knowledge in your chosen area while developing portable qualities like independent thinking, communication, collaboration, ethics and creativity – qualities shared by innovators, entrepreneurs, pioneers, creators and trailblazers.

The Flinders Careers and Employability Service can help you get job-ready through the Horizon Award plus a range of other career and professional development opportunities, career advice, connections with industry, and job opportunities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
251
2019
251 50
2018
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
401
2018
401
2017
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
424 54
2019
478 73
2018
551
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
427 -39
2019
388 34
2018
422
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • ISS supports international students in their study and social life at Flinders. International Student Advisors are also available one-on-one for study, accommodation, welfare and Visa enquiries.
  • The Flinders Connect team can assist you with student administrative requirements including; accepting your offer, enrolment, class registration, fees, scholarships and general information about life at university.

Housing services

Experience the community and convenience of living on-campus. With a five-minute walk to your classes, a tight-knit family and fun extracurriculars, there are plenty of reasons to live at Flinders University. We have a safe, supportive and dynamic community of over 560 students.

We’re not just the only South Australian university with on-campus accommodation in the Adelaide metro area. We’re also 20 minutes by bus from the city and some of Adelaide’s best metropolitan beaches. Plus we have many great eateries and services on campus.

No matter your interests, you’ll find something you love from the range of social, sporting, academic, cultural and philanthropic activities on offer.

Library services

Flinders Library staff can help you navigate the wealth of information available across the branches, including electronic collections and more than a million books and journals. 

ICT services

  • The eduroam wireless network is an international roaming service for secure wireless connectivity, which has been developed for the research and education community.
  • Computers are located on all floors of all the Flinders University Library branches: Central, Medical and Sturt. Availability will vary according to student demand and library classes. 

Medical services

The health service provides emergency and routine medical care, as well as other services such as:

  • First aid
  • Health screens (pap smears, skin checks, cholesterol, STDs etc)
  • Staff medicals
  • Minor surgery
  • Health education
  • Vaccinations (both for health care work and travel)
  • Referrals
  • SA Pathology

Student Life

Campus life

Whether you are enjoying the leafy surrounds of the Bedford Park campus, immersed in the CBD at Victoria Square, or contemplating the industries of the future at our state-of-the-art Tonsley facility, Flinders prides itself on offering students a great on-campus experience.

There’s also the option to study online, giving you the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever you’re located.

Sports facilities

A bright, sun filled group fitness room for our classes or a fully equipped cardio room, ride with the peleton spin room, or hit the well equipped free weight and pin-loaded general gym. With a separate ladies only gym too, the centre is a pleasant and welcome surprise to all who come across it.

To maintain health and fitness and keep it accessible and interesting wellness programs are offered, at very low cost, including the very popular Zumba, Yoga and Boot Camp.

Accreditation

Many courses at Flinders are externally accredited by professional bodies. Quality assurance by external agencies is an important element of a robust quality assurance framework.

CRICOS Provider: 00114A

Student Reviews

Friendly academic staff help me to develop my study skills step by step. They always encourage me and appreciate my improvements which is helpful to motivate for further studies well.
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I have got more experience to develop my study skills

I love studying engineering at Flinders
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really love this course when I studying at Flinders Uni. The lecturer is kind and patient to answer all my questions. They do have some tutorial time for students to let students ask when they have issues on studying. The new engineering building at Tonsley is great! You could feel the engineering atmosphere when being there.

Good university to study
Sangita Baral rated 5 out of 5 stars

Familiar environment with friendly teacher. I have good experience with this university .

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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