La Trobe ranked in world’s top 50 for Sports-related subjects

For the first time, La Trobe has ranked in the world’s top 50 for Sports-related subjects, placing 39th in the world and second in Victoria in 2019 QS World University subject rankings.

The University is one step closer to achieving its ambition to become the nation’s preferred University for sport teaching and research.

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said this outstanding ranking for sport reflects La Trobe’s world-leading reputation for research and teaching of sports-related subjects.

La Trobe is proven to be a sports destination of choice for researchers, students and the wider community.”

Vice chancellor Professor John Dewar

“We attract the best talent to lead pioneering research in areas such as sports and exercise science, sport medicine, sports analytics, sports management and sports nutrition,” said Professor Dewar.

“Our students are attracted to our wide-ranging sports degree programs, which include internship and work placement opportunities with our high-profile partners including Melbourne City FC, Carlton Football Club and the Melbourne Rebels.”

You may have heard about the brand new Sports Park at Melbourne campus, with its new oval and soccer pitch to rival Melbourne’s best training grounds and some of the best facilities for women’s sport in Victoria. If you missed the details, here’s a refresher.

Take a tour of the Sports Park’s facilities, used by La Trobe’s sporting clubs, Carlton’s VFLW team, Melbourne City sides and the Preston Baseball club.

Our Sports Park is set to add world-class sport science and analytics research laboratories to its facilities soon, so it’s an exciting time for Sport at La Trobe.

Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just Sport that’s dominating at La Trobe this year.

Overall, La Trobe has been confirmed as world-leading in the 2019 QS World University subject rankings. Check out the below subjects to see if yours are listed.

Four subjects ranked in the top 100 (including Sport), up from two in 2018. Philosophy entered the top 100 for the first time, ranking third in Victoria, with Archaeology (ranked second in Victoria) and Nursing also in the top 100 band.

The University has five subjects in the 101 to 200 band. Politics and International Studies entered the top 200 with other subjects in the band as: Sociology (ranked third in Victoria), Psychology, Accounting and Finance and Education.

There are seven subjects in the 201 to 300 band. Pharmacy and Pharmacology entered the top 300 for the first time. The other six subjects are: English Language and Literature (third in Victoria), Linguistics (third in Victoria), Agriculture and Forestry (second in Victoria), Economics and Econometrics, Law and Biological Sciences (ranked third in Victoria).

Two subjects – Mathematics and Business and Management Studies – are in the 301-400 band. Computer Science and Information Systems rank in the 401-500 band, and Chemistry ranks in the 501-600 band.

Most importantly, our innovative degree programs enable our students to have the best experience possible throughout their degrees, opening the door to successful careers when they graduate.”

Vice Chancellor Professor John Dewar