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Top 10 most in-demand courses for 2022

10 Feb 2022

THE majority of Year 12 students have received their offers to uni and the stats are in – not surprisingly health courses have once again dominated the most in-demand courses for applicants. Management and Commerce, and Society and Culture are the next most in-demand fields of study for 2022.

Information released today by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) shows that the combined Bachelor of Medical Studies course at UNSW Sydney is once again at the top of the list with 1,578 unique first preferences. The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine joint medical program at University of Newcastle and University of New England was second again with 1,049 first preferences. The Doctor of Medicine at Western Sydney and the Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Technology Sydney also make the top 10 list with the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney a new entrant.

The Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney was the third most in-demand course with 949 first preferences. UNSW Sydney’s Double Commerce degree and the University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce round out the list.

A further 4,400 offers have been released today with the start of first semester fast approaching.

Details of the top 10 most in-demand courses for 2022

Rank Institution Course Number of first preferences*
1UNSW SydneyBachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine
2University of Newcastle/University of New EnglandBachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)1,049
3University of Technology SydneyBachelor of Business949
4Western Sydney University/Charles Sturt UniversityDoctor of Medicine (Joint Program)940
5University of SydneyBachelor of Arts830
6University of Technology SydneyBachelor of Nursing822
7University of SydneyBachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws710
8UNSW SydneyDouble Commerce646
9University of SydneyBachelor of Commerce630
10University of SydneyBachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine561

* Includes all domestic undergraduate applicants who applied through UAC, excludes international students.

See the Top 10 most in-demand courses for 2021.

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Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on 0409 155 112.