Why study arts, social sciences and communications at La Trobe?

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), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 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

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

Make an informed choice

Our one-on-one consultations are designed to hone your objectives and provide practical guidance about your study options

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.

Discover arts, social sciences and communications at La Trobe

Meet one of our graduates

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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.'

Kevin Kapeke
Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics student

Follow your passion wherever it leads

Human skills for success

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.

Doing what you love

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.

Preparing for careers you haven’t even considered

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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