Genetics

Why study Genetics?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science gives you a flexible program to take your knowledge and skills to an advanced level. This course is for students with a suitable background in genetics, but who have not necessarily completed a Bachelor of Science.

It provides you with an insight into scientific study, by offering hands-on research on an appropriate problem. Assessment is on a variety of skills essential for a research scientist, including writing a literature review, analysing and critically assessing experimental data and presentation of experimental findings.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

A postgraduate qualification is sought after by employers looking for career professionals, as it demonstrates the capacity to extend knowledge through research, reading and discussion, to conduct critical, independent and imaginative thinking, and to communicate scientific research. Graduates have improved career options in a range of science industries or government agencies, locally and overseas.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

No courses available

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

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How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

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.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.