Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy

We are known for our research and teaching on power, political change, communication and ethics.

Our courses offer pathways to careers in the public service, diplomacy, consultancy and advocacy, and media and communication.

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Our students are taught by staff whose work has real impact on public debates and policymaking.

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Our researchers explore the future of democracy, mis- and disinformation, global security and ethics.

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We partner with government, industry and communities on research and student placements.

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Our industry-standard facilities offer tarining in media production, podcasting and social media.

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Hands-on media experience

Showcase your work alongside other emerging journalists on La Trobe’s media platform, upstart.

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Learn from academic staff with expertise in social and political philosophy, logic, ethics and knowledge.

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Top 250 globally

We’re ranked in the world's top 250 for politics.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2022, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Politics

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With our flexible Bachelor of Arts, you have access to a range of majors in Arts and Open Access from across the University.

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