Flinders University is a public university in Adelaide. Founded in 1966, it was named in honour of British navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the South Australian coastline in the early 19th century. Flinders University is a modern university, progressive, student-focused, and career-orientated. Flinders is a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Group.
Academically, the university pioneered a cross-disciplinary approach to education, and its faculties of medicine and the humanities.
With state-of-the-art facilities Flinders degrees are designed to help you go beyond just learning through industry-linked and accredited degrees, professional placement opportunities, industry projects, and mentoring programs.
Flinders University offers over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across 6 Colleges:
The College of Business, Government and Law has a reputation for academic achievement and innovative thinking in business, commerce, health care management, politics and public policy, international relations, law and criminology.
Through world-class teaching and research, the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, equips students with the skill, commitment and vision to protect vulnerable communities and advance human development.
The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences inspires ground-breaking ways of viewing the world. Encompassing teaching and research activities in history and archaeology, social sciences, language, literature and culture, and the creative arts, the College aims to help understand the world and to shape it for the better.
The College of Medicine and Public Health delivers clinical, population and lab based research, integrated teaching programs and high quality clinical services. The College's footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences is an innovator in contemporary education and is at the heart of advanced learning across the health sector including nursing, midwifery, disability, allied health and health sciences. With over 40 years’ experience in nursing, midwifery, speech pathology and nutrition and dietetics education, and over 30 years' experience in disability education, Flinders are leaders in the health education sector.
The College of Science and Engineering believes in the power of science and engineering to solve real world problems. They strive to advance fundamental science, to create new technologies, and to work across discipline boundaries. Their interests scale from the sub-atomic through to entire oceans, forests and beyond and they seek to understand the past, but also to create the world of the future.
Flinders is ranked 266 in the world (THE World University Rankings 2022).
Rankings by Subject
QS World University Rankings 2021
No 3 in Australia and 46th in the World for Archaeology
No 23 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Education & Training
No 20 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Environmental Sciences
No 13 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Medicine
No 13 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Nursing
No 13 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Pharmacy & Pharmacology
No 19 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Psychology
No 16 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Sociology
Renowned for its coastal views and natural bushland, Flinders’ Bedford Park campus provides modern buildings and state-of-the-art facilities including a $63 million Student Hub and Plaza, which incorporates study spaces, retail stores, cafes and a bar. The Bedford Park campus is also South Australia’s only university campus with on campus accommodation.
Flinders at Tonsley is Australia’s first innovation district and a place where collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit combine to create the products and processes of the 21st century. The $125 million facility centrally locates the University’s teaching and research in computer science, engineering and mathematics and is home to the New Venture Institute (NVI) that inspires, educates and connects the future generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
Flinders Victoria Square is located in central Adelaide, surrounded by industry, business and government – an accessible and alternative space for students, staff and the public.