Why study politics at La Trobe?

Top 200 globally

Our politics and international studies subjects are ranked among the world’s best.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2019, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Politics & International Studies

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]

Real-world experience

Put theory into practice with professional placements in Australia and overseas, such as a two-week, funded international sustainability experience.

Available for selected degrees and subjects. Find out more

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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