Why study sociology at La Trobe?

Learn from the best

Learn from academic staff with expertise in Australian society, globalisation, the labour movement and deviance and social control.

Meet La Trobe’s sociology scholars.

Top 200 globally

We're ranked in the world’s top 200 universities for sociology.

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

Leaders in social research

Access La Trobe's Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology, home of our peer-reviewed social theory journal.

Take a look at the latest edition.

Career opportunities in sociology

Career pathways

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

Possible roles include:

  • Sociology researcher
  • Social policy adviser
  • Community engagement worker
  • Consumer advocate
  • Public relations officer

Future employers

Potential employers of sociology graduates include:

  • The Social Research Centre
  • Darebin City Council
  • ACG Education
  • Pro Bono Australia
  • Centre for Alcohol Policy Research

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