Bachelor of Arts

La Trobe University

This degree gives students the knowledge and practical experience to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education, and community development. As well as lectures and tutorials, classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. La Trobe University limits seminar classes to 25 people to give students personalised academic guidance. Students can major in the discipline that interests them most from electives across the Humanities and Social Sciences, including archaeology, languages, screen arts, politics, sociology and history. They can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology. The University encourages students to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground. Students can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where they look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions. Students can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.

Course Fee:

International: $86,400

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


Students complete 360 credit points during this degree, including at least one major. In first year, students will do one foundation subject per semester, four major core subjects, and electives. Students can structure their studies to incorporate a second major or a minor. Electives may be taken from other areas of La Trobe or other universities, subject prerequisites permitting.

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Archaeology; Asian Studies; Chinese; Creative and Professional Writing; Creative Arts; Economics; English; French; Greek; History; Indonesian; Italian Studies; Japanese; Mathematics; Media Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish.

Further information:

Mid-year entry may be available.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bendigo No info Yes Full time 3 years
Shepparton No info Yes Part time 6 years
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mildura No info Yes Part time 6 years
Albury-Wodonga No info Yes Part time 6 years
Shepparton No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mildura No info Yes Full time 3 years
Bendigo No info Yes Part time 6 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 6 years
Albury-Wodonga No info Yes Full time 3 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

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