Why study anthropology at La Trobe?

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Hands-on experience

Build anthropological research skills and fieldwork experience.

Find out more out about work-integrated learning and placements

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Top 300 globally

We’re ranked in the world’s top 300 for arts and humanities.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: arts and humanities

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1st in Victoria

We’re the best in Victoria and third in Australia for employer satisfaction, with a rating of 88.1 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2023, 2022 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 812 KB]

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
  • Unison Housing
  • Australian Government
  • Brotherhood of St Lawrence

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