Gender, sexuality and diversity studies

Why study Gender, sexuality and diversity studies?

Study the ways identity shapes and is shaped by politics, society, culture, knowledge and power. Explore relationships between gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, disability, age and nation and identity. Develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, writing and interpreting data.

La Trobe’s Social Policy & Administration subjects rank 8th in Australia (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). Our research in Cultural Studies and Studies in Human Society ranks La Trobe ‘at world standard’ (ERA 2015-2016 assessment).

Career opportunities

Human rights and equal opportunity, Social and policy planning, human resource management, teaching and education, media and communications, public relations and journalism, political work, human rights and equal opportunity, community service and community development.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.

Courses

Featured course

Bachelor of Arts

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent 3 years

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program) or part-time equivalent 4.5 years

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent 4 years

Master of Arts

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: Two years full-time or part-time equivalent 2 years

Your study experience

Other ways into undergraduate study

Learn how you can plan a pathway into your preferred degree, including single subject entry. See also La Trobe University Access and Equity programs which support a variety of ways into undergraduate study for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

Overseas study opportunities

There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students.  Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of the College talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers.

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