Why study anthropology at La Trobe?

Hands-on experience

Build anthropological research skills and fieldwork experience.

Find out more out about work-integrated learning and placements

Top 200 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies ranks our arts and humanities subjects among the world’s best.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 by subject: arts and humanities

High employer satisfaction

Our graduates have an employer satisfaction rating of 86.1%

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2020, 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 7.69MB]

Career opportunities in anthropology

Career pathways

Anthropology builds skills in research, community development and communication to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Anthropologist
  • Cultural heritage adviser
  • Environmental planner
  • Native title anthropologist
  • Research manager
  • Communications and engagement officer

Future employers

Potential employers of anthropology graduates include:

  • Central Land Council
  • Ecology and Heritage Partners
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • AECOM
  • Unison Housing
  • Australian Government
  • Brotherhood of St Lawrence

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