Why study writing at La Trobe?

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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

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Top 300 globally

We’re ranked in the world’s top 300 for arts and humanities.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: arts and humanities

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Top 300 globally

We're ranked in the world’s top 300 for English language and literature.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2023, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: English Language & Literature

Career opportunities in writing

Career pathways

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

  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Content producer
  • Project manager
  • Festival director

Future employers

Potential employers of writing graduates include:

  • Publishing houses
  • Creative festivals
  • Writing and arts peak bodies
  • Community arts organisations
  • Government departments

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