World rankings

Outstanding world rankings

The College has consistently achieved outstanding world rankings over the last decade.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Three subjects are in the international top 100:
  • Archaeology
  • History (four years in a row in the top 100)
  • Sociology
Six more subjects in the top 200:
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Education
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics & International Studies
Two further subjects in the top 300:
  • Economics & Econometrics
  • English Language & Literature
Eight subjects are in the top 10 in Australia:
  • Anthropology (10th in Australia)
  • Archaeology (6th in Australia)
  • History (7th in Australia)
  • Linguistics (8th= in Australia)
  • Philosophy (9th in Australia)
  • Politics & International Studies (9th in Australia)
  • Social Policy & Administration (8th in Australia)
  • Sociology (7th in Australia)
Nine more subjects are in the top 20 in Australia:
  • Accounting & Finance (17th in Australia)
  • Business & Management Studies (19th in Australia)
  • Communication & Media Studies (16th in Australia)
  • Development Studies (13th in Australia)
  • Economics & Econometrics (17th in Australia)
  • Education (19th in Australia)
  • English Language & Literature (13th in Australia)
  • Law (15th in Australia)
  • Modern Languages (11th in Australia)

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 - 2016

La Trobe ranks as the top university in Victoria for research in Archaeology, and equal first for Tourism  and Political Science. We also rank in the top three universities in Victoria for research in Accounting, Auditing & Accountability, Anthropology, Banking, Finance & Investment and Linguistics.

At the four-digit level in the following Fields of Research, we rate:

ERA 5: Well above world standard

  • Archaeology (top in Victoria)

ERA 4: Above world standard

  • Banking, Finance and Investment (top 3 in Victoria)
  • Historical Studies
  • Linguistics (top 3 in Victoria)
  • Political Science (top= in Victoria)

ERA 3: At world standard

  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability (top 3 in Victoria)
  • Anthropology (top 3 in Victoria)
  • Applied Economics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Law
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Specialist Studies in Education
  • Tourism (top in Victoria)

At the two-digit level in the following Fields of Research, we rate:

ERA 4: Above world standard

  • History and Archaeology
  • Language Communication and Culture

ERA 3: At world standard

  • Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Studies in Human Society