Why study philosophy at La Trobe?

Global experiences

Build your skills through overseas study you’ll never forget.

Read more about La Trobe's study tours and exchange programs

Top 150 globally

La Trobe ranks in the top 150 globally for our philosophy subjects.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Philosophy

Learn from the best

Learn from academic staff with expertise in social and political philosophy, aesthetics, logic and contemporary European philosophy.

Meet scholars from La Trobe's Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy.

Career opportunities in philosophy

Career pathways

Studying philosophy builds skills in critical thinking, analysis and communication to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Recruitment co-ordinator
  • Editorial manager
  • Library technician
  • Academic research fellow
  • Strategy consultant
  • Journalist
  • Teacher or tutor

Future employers

Potential employers of philosophy graduates include:

  • State and Federal government
  • Technology One
  • AMP Limited
  • BUPA
  • Douglas Manufacturing
  • NAB
  • Anglo American

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