Department of Social Inquiry

We are continuing La Trobe’s proud history of addressing issues of social inequality and cultural change in Australia and abroad.

We produce outstanding graduates and research outcomes that contribute to our understanding of social change, inequality and cultural diversity.

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We support communities, organisations and governments to improve opportunities for all.

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Our students develop skills in critical thinking, creative problem-solving and research methods.

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Our research is improving individual lives and entire communities – and promoting social justice.

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We partner with industry, government and communities to address social inequality.

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Top 150 globally

We're ranked in the world’s top 150 for sociology.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2023, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Sociology

Top 100 globally

Build your research and fieldwork skills in our Anthropology program, ranked as among the world’s best.

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

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Build your skills through overseas study you’ll never forget.

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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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