Sustainability and development allows you to engage with many of the world's most complex challenges, which affect more than 80 per cent of the world's population and occupy a large proportion of the Earth's land mass.
You'll investigate the social, economic and political factors that have shaped developing countries today – providing an excellent grounding for specialisation in development work and a careers in humanitarian or government development organisations.
Our dedicated researchers and teachers are leaders in their field, offering regional and country expertise. You'll also have the opportunity to study a language.
Our graduates can expect to work in a variety of roles in government and intergovernmental agencies, campaigning and advocacy organisations, and aid, development and environmental agencies, both here and internationally.
We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.
There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Many of La Trobe's sustainability and development students chose to study in countries such as Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru and Thailand. Some of these universities also offer student placements in development agencies, where they gain firsthand experience of development work. 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.