Honours in biochemistry and molecular biology

Why study Honours in biochemistry and molecular biology?

This world class course provides the opportunity to undertake original research and work within competitive research teams, kick-starting a career in science and beyond. Students are trained in essential laboratory and presentation skills, and exposed to leading edge ideas and methodologies. Honours students choose which laboratory they wish to work in and have constant personal mentoring throughout the year from an expert academic.

Student have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world in the new $100 million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) building. LIMS focuses on training researchers to turn molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology research into medical solutions.

Career opportunities

Many Honours students are stimulated by their Honours year and continue in research, undertaking PhDs on tax-free research scholarships. Our graduates are highly sought after by many universities and research organisations within Australia and abroad. They are also qualified for a wide range of employment and research opportunities in the sector.

Course information

Local students

How to Apply

Students are required to contact prospective supervisors to discuss research topics before applying. View the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics research specialisations to browse the areas of research undertaken and to contact academic staff to discuss potential supervision.

Structure

120 credit points

Fee Type

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There are also a wide range of scholarships available for local students, including an Honours year grant, available to students facing financial hardship.

International students

How to Apply

Students are required to contact prospective supervisors to discuss research topics before applying. View the Department of Biochemistry's research specialisations to browse the areas of research undertaken and to contact academic staff to discuss potential supervision.

For further information on how to apply contact the Honours coordinator:

Dr. David Dougan
Phone: +61 3 9479 3276
Email: D.Dougan@latrobe.edu.au
Connect: LinkedIn

Structure

120 credit points

Fees and scholarships

Contact La Trobe International for estimated fee costs for international students.