Research strengths

La Trobe University has identified a variety of areas of research strength, including a number that span across disciplines. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences contributes to these research strengths in a number of areas. To see a video of La Trobe Researchers talking about each these areas, please click on the links below.


In addition to the items above, the School has:

  • Strong Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs in Anthropology, Sociology, and Studies in Human Society;
  • A vibrant Regional program in Visual Arts and Crafts; and
  • A strong community outreach and public engagement in Journalism and Professional Writing.