Genetics

Why study honours in Genetics?

Honours in Genetics offers students the chance to conduct an original research project in a specialised lab under the supervision of an expert academic. Honours qualifications enhance an undergraduate degree by providing in-depth practical experience and the chance to study as part of an expert research group. Assessment is on a variety of skills essential for a research scientist, including writing a literature review, analysing and critically assessing experimental data and presenting experimental findings.

Prospective Honours students have the opportunity to choose a genetics research project from a range of research areas offered within Genetics at La Trobe.

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 qualification demonstrates the capacity to undertake sustained, rigorous research. Employers know that Honours graduates can think critically, work independently, and that they have the skills to communicate research findings to a wide audience.

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 Chemistry'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 Greg Somers
Phone +61 3 9479 2522
Fax +61 3 9479 1266
Email W.Somers@latrobe.edu.au

Structure

120 credit points

Fees and scholarships

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