Why study politics at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

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

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

High employer satisfaction

Our graduates have an employer satisfaction rating of 86.1%

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2020, 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 7.69MB]

Global experiences

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

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

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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