Why study strategic communication at La Trobe?

World-class research

We’re ranked 'above world standard' for our research in language, communication and culture.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

1st in Victoria

We’re the best in Victoria and third in Australia for employer satisfaction, with a rating of 88.1 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2023, 2022 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 812 KB]

Career opportunities in strategic communication

Career pathways

The skills you build when you study strategic communication prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Communications adviser
  • Social media manager
  • Health communications manager
  • Media adviser
  • Public relations consultant

Future employers

Potential employers of strategic communication graduates include:

  • Public relations agencies
  • Professional services firms
  • Not-for-profits
  • Hospitals and health services
  • Government departments

Meet our staff

Photo of Dr Kevin Brianton

I’ve enjoyed a fantastic career in strategic communication. It’s one of the most exciting careers available as it opens up doors across the world. I have worked in federal, state and local governments, not-for profits, consultancies and in-house. I hope I can use my experience to give students entry to one of the best professions available. La Trobe now offers a career-focussed program to achieve that goal.

Dr Kevin Brianton
Senior Lecturer | Course Coordinator | Master of Strategic Communication,
La Trobe University

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