The social sciences at La Trobe University have a reputation for pioneering research and teaching and a strong commitment to social justice. Our teachers are leading educators and researchers in their field.
From Melbourne to Bendigo, the Department of Social Inquiry has a lively student community and consistently receives excellent feedback for student and graduate satisfaction.
Graduates are attractive to employers because they enter the workplace with analytical skills, a breadth of knowledge and applied experience, and a passion for solving social problems.
- Work Placements
- Native Title fieldwork placements
- Prizes and awards
- Equity and Diversity
- Indigenous Student Services
- Student union
- Clubs and societies
- Higher Degrees by Research
Students have opportunities to travel throughout their studying experience, in ways that are fun, educational and credited to their degree.
- Studying Abroad
- When the Levee Breaks: New Orleans and the Mississipi
- Encountering Aboriginal Victoria
Careers and futures
The undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities we offer equip students for careers of their choice in government, non-government and private sectors. While some of our graduates have gone on to further study or academia, others are currently working in research and policy development, advocacy, sustainability and development, social welfare, business and project-management.
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