Why study politics at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020, Ranking Web of Universities

High employer satisfaction

Our graduates have an employer satisfaction rating of 86.3%

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2021, 2020 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 4.22MB]

Global experiences

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

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

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.

Discover StudyFlex

Career opportunities in politics

Career pathways

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

Possible roles include:

  • Digital engagement officer
  • Client partnerships manager
  • Electorate officer
  • Policy adviser
  • Campaigns coordinator
  • Public relations officer

Future employers

Potential employers of politics graduates include:

  • State and Federal government
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Mind Australia
  • Ernst & Young
  • News Corp
  • MinterEllison

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