SociologyWhy study Sociology?

Study human social behaviour and the origins, organisation, institutions and development of human society. Explore social action and social and cultural differences. Learn how we shape our world and are shaped by it. Develop skills in research, analysis, writing, argument and thinking.

Career opportunities

Teaching, social research, market research, community development, human resource management, immigration and work with youth.


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External Opportunities

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program introduces students of Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Australian Studies, History, Sociology and Social Sciences as well as graduates and qualified anthropologists.  For more information and to apply visit the Aurora Project website. Visa restrictions may apply for international students; consult La Trobe International before undertaking work experience.  All students must have approval from Lecturer/Course coordinator.

Overseas study opportunities

The Displacement, Development, Disadvantage: Study Tour (ANT23DDD) is available to students of anthropology and sociology. This subject offers an intense learning-by-immersion experience into issues of forced displacement, development and disadvantage in one of a number of countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.

In addition, there are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students. Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information. 

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