Why study writing at La Trobe?

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

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 250 globally

Our English language and literature subjects are ranked in the world's top 250.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2021, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: 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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