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

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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