Honours in chemistry

Why study Honours in chemistry?

Honours in Chemistry at La Trobe provides the opportunity to be involved in research at the cutting edge of science, offering training in innovative research techniques and experience with contemporary instrumentation and facilities. The University's expert research staff cover many areas of specialisation and offer a range of potential projects.

Students have the opportunity to undertake projects partly off campus, in collaboration with external bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), CSIRO, the Victoria Police Forensics Department and other universities.

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

An Honours degree is a necessary requirement for further research work in Chemistry, either in industry, with a research institution such as CSIRO, or at a University. Most employers give preference to Honours graduates, in a broad range of areas including those outside laboratory-based research, as they recognise the value of rigorous research training. The employment prospects for those graduating with an Honours degree in Chemistry are excellent.

Course information

Local students

How to Apply

Students are required to contact prospective supervisors to discuss research topics before applying.

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

Dr David Wilson
Phone +61 3 9479 2553
Fax +61 3 9479 1266
Email David.Wilson@latrobe.edu.au

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.

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

Dr Anne Richards
Phone +61 3 9479 2574
Fax +61 3 9479 1266
Email a.richards@latrobe.edu.au

Structure

120 credit points

Fees and scholarships

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