Top 200 globally
One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies ranks our arts and humanities subjects among the world’s best.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2019, World University Rankings 2020 by subject: arts and humanities
Top 50 in the Asia-Pacific
La Trobe is ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2019, Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2019
Put theory into practice with professional placements in Australia and overseas, such as a two-week, funded international sustainability experience.
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What could your future hold?
Explore what’s possible when you study arts, social sciences and communications at La Trobe. Build on your passions, creative thinking and problem solving with a huge range of majors, minors and electives. Learn from experts in world-class facilities and see where it can take you.
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Unlock the secrets of the past by looking at the human journey as a whole.
Nurture your passion while gaining transferrable, human skills to stand out in the workforce.
Gain the knowledge you need to become a future leader and guide the progress of society.
Learn about the social significance of language. Develop professional and culturally aware communication skills.
Kickstart your career as an adaptable, multi-skilled media professional.
Build skills that make a difference to how we live and interact in cities, towns and communities.
Study a Master of Communication (Journalism Innovation) to enhance journalistic practices and skills essential for the media professional today. Apply now!
Study a Master of Community Planning and Development at La Trobe. Find out more about this course and how to apply.
Study a Master of International Development at La Trobe for international development studies that span historical development and modern growth. Apply now.
A Master of International Relations prepares you for a career within international diplomacy, foreign policy, governance and more! Apply now.
Study Master of Professional Archaeology to acquire skills in heritage management, technical analysis, planning, research, practice and more. Apply online!
Study a Master of Strategic Communication at La Trobe. Communicate effectively and professionally across all channels in this industry-focused degree.
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'I learn a lot from the interactive discussions the tutors facilitate. They help me to stay really engaged through my course.'
'I've seen how international and interconnected my career could be. I've been to Nepal on a study tour, seen politicians work in Canberra and attended many conferences that have bettered my network.'
'I wanted a university that could embrace my personal hope and cater to my needs to help me be a global citizen. I feel like I'm already on my way.'
Human skills help you thrive in any workplace. At La Trobe, you’ll develop your ability to listen, empathise and think critically. Communicate your ideas. Lead linguistically, culturally and ethically diverse people. Create opportunities wherever you are.
Explore the subjects that interest you and be surprised by the connections you find. Maybe you’ll work in book publishing with an insight into gender and literature. Or end up deep in archaeological digs with the sustainability expertise to protect the environment. Perhaps you’ll shape artificial intelligence with your philosophical knowledge of what it means to be human.
Choose from a huge range of general and specialist degrees, majors and minors. Combine topics that are perfect for you. Specialise in targeted areas or keep your options open, graduating with a broad set of skills. Whatever you choose, you’ll learn the skills to adapt, think creatively and embrace change, building an exciting career tailored just for you.
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