Bachelor of Arts

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

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.


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.


  • 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.

Standard 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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne International: $94,200 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Mid-year entry may be available.

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