Study online now and on campus later.
The world is transforming, and so are we.
For international students we’ve launched a new term structure. From July, these terms will commence every six weeks, so international students can begin studying online now and be ready to join us on campus once borders reopen. Learn more about enrolment and eligible courses.
For domestic students, application for Semester 2 is open now. As the COVID-19 response evolves, the courses we offer, and how we offer them, may need to adapt. We now have more start dates than ever. Book a consultation, or call us if anything is unclear and we’ll be happy to help.
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the courses we offer, and how we offer them will need to adapt. We continue to implement a COVID-Safe process that is guided by the Victorian Government. While we are working towards a gradual return to face-to-face activity at our campuses, we expect most learning activity will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of this year.
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.
La Trobe's Bachelor of Creative Arts prepares you for a career in the creative industries specalisations to structure the creative arts course right for you!
Study International Relations at La Trobe and explore relationships between countries and governments, and look for solutions to global issues. Apply online!
Study a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics to work as an journalist, economic and social analyst or political advisor. Apply online now!
Study a Diploma of Arts at La Trobe. Find out more about this course and how to apply.
Study a Master of Applied Linguistics at La Trobe. Find out more about this course and how to apply.
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 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.
Help transform lives. Graduate with the skills to deliver English language teaching programs worldwide.
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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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