Ways to study

University study doesn’t have to be a balancing act. Our flexible approach to learning and premium online resources, combined with real-world, industry integration both locally and internationally, means you're able to take control of your degree and study your way, at your pace.

Flexible starts

Flexible starts

With Deakin Start Anytime, you can bypass the official University calendar and begin selected units of your course at any point throughout the year. Plus, our trimester system includes three intakes a year, giving you more choice and flexibility when starting your degree.

More about our flexible study options

Study online

Study online

For over 40 years we’ve been perfecting distance and online learning so you can enjoy the freedom and confidence to achieve your study goals on your terms. Our premium online learning platform gives you easy access to course content, classes, teachers and peers whenever and wherever it suits you.

More about studying online

Learn while you work

Learn while you work

Many of our courses offer workplace internships, placements and work-integrated learning programs. This, combined with our partnerships and close ties to industry, ensures you’ll graduate with a well-recognised qualification that stands out to your future employers.

More about workplace learning

Get a fresh perspective. Study abroad.

Expand your horizons by joining a virtual global learning program, or – once COVID-19-related travel restrictions allow – an international internship, exchange, study tour or volunteer placement. Gain a competitive edge in the workplace and get credit towards your degree by studying abroad at a Deakin partner university, located in more than 40 different countries.

Part-time study, full-time support.

Your career doesn’t have to take a backseat while you’re studying with us. Part-time study allows you to complete units at your own pace, without compromising on the quality or volume of study support, making it a popular choice for the 86% of postgraduate students who work while studying at Deakin**.

Flexible delivery at its best

Almost nine in ten Deakin graduates say their degree offered the flexible delivery they needed to fit study around work and family commitments*.

Community-based learning for Indigenous students

Study with the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute and gain a fully accredited Deakin degree in an environment that encompasses and celebrates Indigenous knowledges and experiences. You'll take part in several on-campus intensives throughout the year in a space with shared cultural values and belief systems, then continue your studies online at home.

Learn more about studying at the NIKERI Institute

Elite athlete friendly university

As one of Australia's leading sports universities, Deakin is a proud member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network. Our highly regarded EAFU program helps elite athletes manage their academic aspirations against the demands of training and competition.

Learn more about our EAFU program

Footnotes

*Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018

**Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018