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Most of Deakin's professional degrees are available to students straight from school. Deakin designates a degree as 'graduate entry' only if it is satisfied that this is in the best interests, educationally, of those who undertake the degree.
For example: at Deakin you can study Law straight from school - if you have always wanted to be a lawyer you can apply for a place in Law and, if you receive an offer, you can be sure that you have a place in the professional degree of your choice rather than waiting until you have completed another degree in the hope that you will do well enough to be offered a place in Law. This takes the pressure off your time at University and you can enjoy the full University student experience.
The Deakin medical degree, which has been offered since 2008, is a graduate entry program. Deakin established the medical course to respond to the shortage of doctors in rural and regional areas. Our course is designed to train doctors - general practitioners and specialists - who will work in rural and regional areas; we do not believe that it is appropriate to seek this commitment from people who have just completed secondary school.