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 200 globally

La Trobe ranks in the top 200 globally for our philosophy subjects.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2021, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: 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.

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 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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