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), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: arts and humanities
Over 50 majors and minors
Choose your own adventure with majors, minors and electives from more than 50 interest areas.
Tailor your arts degree, combining interest areas in humanities, social sciences, business, health or science
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
Courses in arts, social sciences and communications
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Bachelor of Archaeology
You will journey through history with La Trobe’s Bachelor of Archaeology. Build a rewarding career as a professional archaeologist or heritage manager.
Bachelor of Arts
With flexible study options and close to 50 majors and minors to choose from, La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts allows you to create your own path.
Bachelor of Global Studies
Modern leadership demands a global perspective. La Trobe’s Bachelor of Global Studies is designed to turn big-picture thinkers into the leaders of tomorrow.
Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics
La Trobe’s Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics introduces you to the foundations of human communication while letting you explore a language of your choice.
Bachelor of Media and Communication
Tell the stories that'll shape our world. With La Trobe's Bachelor of Media and Communication, you'll learn how to tell stories across any medium.
Bachelor of Planning (Honours)
La Trobe's Bachelor of Planning (Honours) gives you a comprehensive skillset for a successful career in sustainable planning and development.
Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
La Trobe’s Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics gives you a multi-disciplinary perspective on the political and economic systems shaping the world.
Bachelor of Visual Arts
Create your bold future. Pursue your artistic passion with La Trobe’s Bachelor of Visual Arts and choose from a huge array of optional majors and minors.
Diploma in Languages
La Trobe's Diploma in Languages lets you study a second language and build valuable skills for your future career. Build the skills and expertise you need.
Diploma of Arts
La Trobe’s Diploma of Arts prepares you to transition into the second year of a Bachelor of Arts or secure entry-level roles.
Graduate Certificate in International Development
Want to create meaningful change in the world? La Trobe’s Graduate Certificate in International Development will help you launch your career.
Graduate Certificate in International Relations
Keen to rapidly build your knowledge of global diplomacy? La Trobe’s Graduate Certificate in International Relations will help you grow your skills.
Graduate Certificate in Planning
Advance your career in sustainable planning and learn how to shape the world around you with La Trobe's Graduate Certificate in Planning.
Graduate Certificate of Archaeology
La Trobe’s Graduate Certificate of Archaeology is the perfect place to build your career in archaeology, heritage management and research.
Master of Archaeology
Build your future by preserving the past. La Trobe’s Master of Archaeology will prepare you for a career as an archaeologist, heritage manager or researcher.
Master of International Development
Passionate about building a better world for all? La Trobe’s Master of International Development will give you strong foundations to build a meaningful career.
Master of International Relations
Take your career to the global stage. Learn how to navigate the biggest challenges of our time with La Trobe's Master of International Relations.
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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Meet one of our graduates
'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.'
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.
Your study experience
We offer a range of scholarships to help you succeed. Find the right one for you.
How to apply
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Develop the skills and experience employers want with placements and practicals.