Why study classics and ancient history at La Trobe?

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

Practical experience

Put theory into practice with professional placements in Australia and overseas.

Find out more about La Trobe's work-integrated learning and placements

Over 50 majors and minors

Choose your own adventure with majors, minors and electives from more than 50 interest areas.

Tailor your arts degree, combining interest areas in humanities, social sciences, business, health or science

Add more flexibility to your degree

With StudyFlex, you choose how to study your subjects – online, on campus, or a mix of both.

Great news – this is offered as a Flex major or minor at select campuses. That means at least half of the subjects in this major or minor are Flex subjects. Wherever you find them, whether they’re in a Flex major or minor or in a full StudyFlex course, our Flex subjects let you choose between studying online or on campus. It’s the perfect way to get the best of both worlds.

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Career opportunities in classics and ancient history

Career pathways

Classics and ancient history builds skills in research, communication and attention to detail to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Heritage adviser
  • Museum curator
  • Academic researcher
  • Journalist
  • Tourism adviser
  • Archivist
  • Librarian

Future employers

Potential employers of classics and ancient history graduates include:

  • Heritage organisations
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Media networks and publishers
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Historic preservation societies
  • Tourism councils and agencies

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