Botany

Why study Botany?

Undertaking an Honours degree in Botany gives you the opportunity to explore a scientific area in depth. You will develop your communications and problem-solving skills, gain experience in a wide range of research methodology and equipment and learn how to plan and conduct experiments. Honours is generally a pre-requisite for postgraduate study, and many employers rank Honours and Postgraduate diploma graduates very highly, valuing the practical skills and depth that come from further study.

Honours courses are run over a nine month period, either from early February to late October (first semester start), or late July to mid April of the following year (second semester start). There is a course work component, and students also complete a major research project under the direction of a supervisor in a specialist area.

As a La Trobe student studying botany, you will have the chance to conduct your research using state-of-the-art technology in the company of a committed research community. Our researchers have access to AgriBio – the Centre for AgriBioscience – a world-class centre for agricultural research accommodating up to 400 researchers from La Trobe and the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries.

Career opportunities

Studying Honours in Botany at La Trobe enables you to develop practical as well as intellectual skills that will help you obtain a job and build a career. As well as undertaking a research project under the supervision of experienced staff (project options to be discussed with academics of your choice), you will take embedded workshop components that include training in scientific writing and seminar presentation.

Course information

Local students

How to Apply

Students are required to contact prospective supervisors to discuss research topics before applying. See the Department of Botany's applying for Honours page for more information.

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. See the Department of Botany's applying for Honours page for more information.

Structure

120 credit points

Fees and scholarships

Contact La Trobe International for estimated fee costs for international students and scholarship information.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.