Why study for your graduate research degree at La Trobe?

Research There are many reasons to choose La Trobe University for your graduate research degree. 

You will be attending one of Australia's leading research universities and gain access to our world-class research centres and institutes and state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure.

You can join one of our cutting-edge interdisciplinary Research Focus Areas and contribute to developing insightful, pragmatic and impactful responses to the fundamental challenges facing modern society.

You will gain opportunities to work with industry, undertake an internship or be partnered with an industry mentor in order to gain invaluable real-world experience that will support you in converting your academic success into a rewarding career.

You will be enriched by a vast array of professional development opportunities, including across intellectual property, commercialisation and entrepreneurship, media and social media engagement, research publication, funding and communication, experience in academic teaching, and more.

La Trobe - one of Australia's leading research universities

Rankings and Ratings

La Trobe University is one of the top ranked universities in the world

Research Focus Areas (RFAs)

Our RFAs Address the questions for future human societies and environments.

Disciplinary Research Programs (DRPs)

Our DRPs are aimed at developing the underlying disciplinary strength of our existing and emerging high-performing research teams.

Graduate research experience

Our candidates are high achievers with a passion for research. Hear first hand about their experiences.

Outstanding facilities

Find out about the great facilities we provide to support your graduate research project.

Industry and community engagement

The Graduate Research School has partnered with AMSI Intern and IMNIS to provide opportunities for you as a graduate researcher to gain professional experience during your candidature.

Support for our graduate research candidates

La Trobe provides a supportive culture for graduate research candidates.