Advanced degrees lead 2016 Uni of Adelaide offers

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The University of Adelaide will offer 6061 places in its undergraduate degree programs for 2016.

Commerce, Health Sciences, Arts, Nursing, Teaching, Science, Law and Psychological Science all remain popular with hundreds of prospective students to receive offers in these programs.

“Overall, the number of offers has been remarkably stable in the past few years, reflecting the fact that while the pool of applicants can vary from year to year, there is always strong competition to study at Adelaide,” said Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), Professor Pascale Quester.

The University of Adelaide’s ‘Advanced’ programs have also continued to grow as some 372 students, all with an ATAR over 95, are offered places into one of six Advanced programs in Arts, Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Health Sciences and Economics.

“These programs are designed especially for high performing students who are looking for a deeply challenging learning experience,” said Professor Quester. “They have clearly demonstrated outstanding achievement with their ATAR results and we then offer an extended program to really stretch their minds and set them up for a successful, sustainable career ahead.

This major round of offers also reflects a steady demand in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) areas.

“There is no doubt that STEM fields represent the future of new jobs in South Australia, nationally and indeed overseas. The uptake from local students is growing and pleasingly we’re seeing a better gender balance in what had sometimes been considered more male-dominated degrees,” Professor Quester said.

Places are still available in a range of programs at the University of Adelaide.

“For many students, today will be one of their best ever days as they secure a coveted place in the program of their choice,” said Professor Quester. “There is much to celebrate and we congratulate them on their hard work and success.”

But for others the news may not be what they had hoped for.

“My message to those students is very simple—don’t despair. There are always options and alternative pathways to higher education and so it’s vital that you talk through your particular situation with a dedicated student adviser as soon as possible,” she said.

Contact Ask Adelaide or phone 08 8313 5208 for more information on study options at the University of Adelaide in 2016. 


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