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), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: arts and humanities

2nd in Victoria

Our graduates have an overall employer satisfaction rating of 87.8 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2022, 2021 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 1.88 MB]

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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