La Trobe University

4.3 out of 5 (33 ratings / 26 reviews) Melbourne, Australia
For more than 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. With a dual emphasis on excellence and diversity, we put our students and community at the centre of everything we do.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



  • La Trobe University was named after Charles Joseph La Trobe, the first Superintendent of the Port Phillip District and first Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria, who was driven by the need to make a difference to the communities he served. 
  • La Trobe opened in 1967 to 550 students and now accommodates more than 38,000 students via seven campuses across Victoria and New South Wales.  


The online courses bring 50 years of knowledge straight to you wherever you are in the world. 

Designed to be highly flexible, you can choose how and when you study while benefitting from the same world-class education you’d experience face-to-face.

Studying here gives you more than a degree. You’ll learn from expert teachers and  graduate with practical skills, industry connections and strong career outcomes. 


The research mission is to increase human knowledge and strive for a better society through engaged, impactful, outstanding research. 

Research at La Trobe University is undertaken by more than 2500 academics and graduate researchers in our Departments, Schools, and Colleges, at six campuses across Victoria. La Trobe University is rated in the top 1% of universities in the world (Times Higher Education, 2020) with international recognition for our nursing subjects and online MBA (QS World University Rankings, 2019). 

The researchers are addressing the key challenges of our time. We’re rated ‘well above world standard’ and top-rated nationally in 23 fields of research (Australian Research Council, 2019) 


With a degree from La Trobe, you gain more than just the experience and knowledge you need to move forward in your career. Graduate with the skills employers look for in leadership positions – emotional intelligence, resilience, ethical thinking, conflict resolution skills, process development and more.

La Trobe University cares about what is dos and how is does it because people and the world can be transformed through the power of education and research. When you study at La Trobe, you'll see firsthand how it champions local communities, tackle the significant issues of our time and hold ourselves to the highest standards. Advance your career with a degree designed in partnership with industry bodies. 

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

At La Trobe, we're here to help you find the right course for you and submit a successful application. 

There are many ways we can support you:

  • Your student recruitment coordinator can answer questions about the course, explain the application process and assist you in compiling your materials. 
  • Your enrolment coordinator will help you to process your application materials and submit them, identify opportunities for tuition assistance, and help get you registered for your first semester.
  • Your student services coordinator will support you throughout your studies and help you stay on track. 
  • You'll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you can learn when and where it's best for you.  

Housing services

La Trobe is more than just a place to study. Be part of a supportive community when you live at Melbourne, Bendigo or Albury-Wodonga Campus. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to study or a vibrant, social atmosphere, we've got accommodation options to suit you.

Library services

On-campus libraries and library services are available to all students. You can also access resources online, so you can study wherever best works for you – from your home, your local library or your favourite coffee shop – on a schedule that fits your lifestyle. 

ICT services

At La Trobe, trouble with technology during off-business hours is no trouble at all. The University staff the you're likely studying outside of typical work hours, so the technology team provides 24/7 support. 

Student Life

Campus life

Get the benefits of a big university. La Trobe has campuses across Victoria and New South Wales, so you can match your study with your lifestyle. Yhe University accommodates more than 36,000 students throughout a network of campuses: Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, City (Collins Street), Shepparton and Sydney. 

Sports facilities

La Trobe University  is proud to offer a wide variety of sport facilities to La Trobe students, staff and the broader community. The new state-of-the-art La Trobe Sports Stadium is the latest addition to the Sports Park precinct, unlocking a range of opportunities in teaching, research and getting active in sport. 

Whether you want to be at the forefront of the latest sport and exercise science research or are just looking to get moving in sport or active recreation, you are covered. The fitness centres include a fully equipped gym, a 25-metre heated indoor pool, exercise studios for fitness classes, and a range of multipurpose courts and fields. 

Student clubs

The La Trobe Student Union supports many diverse clubs and societies. Explore your area of interest, network with like-minded students or learn something new when you join a club.


  • The online Master of Health Administration covers the core competencies outlined by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).
  • Some MHA subjects are recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). These subjects cover the theory that underpins the experiential components of the Fellowship Training Program in medical administration.
  • The online MBA holds dual accreditations. It’s accredited by EPAS from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overall good experience. Exposure to australian study is different and interesting.

Best by far
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Latrobe’s online learning platform Diasko is second to jobs. Have studied with a number of Australian Universities, Diasko is do easy to use and is structured so well it makes learning a breeze. The weekly online sessions are more personal al with more interaction with your co-ordinators that know your name!

Much love LaTrobe-Didasko
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

What I love: the ability to work and study at either a full or part time level and also be able to do so without having to be in the same state. Improvements: more resourcing for the student services for those folks outside the University times (outside of AEST)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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