Psychology

Why study Psychology at La Trobe?

We offer two courses that are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, which determines eligibility to become a psychologist. These degrees are

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (a three-year degree that can be followed by the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) year) and
  • For students with high ATAR scores, the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) four-year degree which include both the first three years required and an honours (fourth) year.

Both of our psychology courses give you the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills needed for careers such as clinical psychology, management, research, marketing, teaching, human resources and more.

We offer more psychology based subjects than other Victorian universities and the flexibility for you to do a range of subjects in other disciplines

You will attend weekly practical classes and undertake small group work. We also offer regular guest lectures by expert researchers and practitioners.

You'll have access to outstanding neuroscience laboratory facilities, Australia's first Autism Research Centre and learn from psychologists working in our Psychology Clinic, which offers services to the general public.

Courses are approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

To find out more about studying Psychology at La Trobe, visit the School of Psychological Science website.

Career opportunities

If you are aiming to practise as a registered psychologist, you are required to continue study beyond the first three years and complete an Honours year, and a postgraduate degree or work-based internship. We offer a fourth year of study, required by law before you can continue with specialised training. See Become a Psychologist for more information about psychology, the professional accreditation process and study requirements.

If you complete a Bachelor of Psychological Science, you can work in a range of organisations, including research institutes, hospitals, schools, human resources, marketing and advertising, recruitment, counselling and statistics.

Courses

Local students

2015

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.05
Year
2015
Course description
This five-year double degree prepares you to work in fields where law, psychology and mental health intersect. You'll study topics like criminal law, the relationship between mental disorder and criminal responsibility, social psychology and psychological intervention.

You'll have access to over 20 psychology subjects and the chance to complete a subject on Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning from specialists at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). You'll also be able to attend regular guest lectures from expert researchers and practitioners, building your understanding of the biological and social aspects of human behaviour.

Through your law studies, you'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practise in a law firm. Your subjects will also build practical legal skills in advocacy, mediation and negotiation.
Career opportunities
This degree is a pathway to further qualifications as well as a range of career paths. You'll develop skills and knowledge to take into management, research, marketing, teaching, counselling and recruitment. You can also take on a year of further psychology study to progress to a postgraduate degree or a work-based internship to register with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Professional recognition
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria.T
he degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates can apply for APAC-accredited fourth-year courses (e.g. Honours) to qualify for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and full membership of the APS require appropriate study beyond fourth year, such as a Master's or Doctor of Psychology professional training program.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Humanities, any Information Technology, Maths: Mathematical Methods ( CAS ), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC to start this course in 2015. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Laws/Psychological Science Melbourne
Laws/Psychological Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga 57
Bendigo 61.25
Melbourne 65.5
Year
2015
Course description
If you're interested in psychology or aiming to become a professional psychologist or researcher, this three-year degree is designed for you. You'll study core psychology subjects along with the clinical foundations of psychology, developmental and social psychology, psychological assessment and intervention, how to conduct research.

You can focus on clinical neuroscience or learn about the psychology of culture and global citizenship, human relationships or even animal-human relationships. You'll also have opportunities to study Autism Spectrum Disorders with specialists from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) and learn from practicing psychologists through our psychology clinic.

We work closely with industry bodies such as the Australian Psychological Society, along with hospitals and community centres, to make sure you're in touch with the latest developments in the field. You can also apply to complete an elective subject which involves a psychology-related field placement.

You can choose elective subjects from dozens of areas outside psychology including legal studies, criminology, business, management, marketing, sociology, sciences, genetics, language, drama, media studies, and more.
To become a psychologist you'll need to complete further training (fourth year study and a postgraduate degree or work-based internship).
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with strong analytical, research and communication skills. Our graduates have gone on to work at research institutes, hospitals, schools, human resource departments, counselling services, public service positions, and in private industry.
Professional recognition
La Trobe's Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), so it enables you to continue on to an APAC-accredited professional psychology fourth year (Honours) and postgraduate programs, such as those offered at La Trobe.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.

Albury-Wodonga: UAC applicants may need to complete the La Trobe Alternative Category form at: www.latrobe.edu.au/studadmin/aw/downloads/Altentry.pdf
For more information, call (03) 9479 2220 or send an email to sci.tech@latrobe.edu.au
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Health And Human Development, any Information Technology, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC. Or apply through UAC if applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga or Mildura Campuses. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

If your ATAR score is likely to exceed 85, also consider applying for the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours ) four-year degree, which includes the subjects in this degree plus an honours fourth year.

IMPORTANT: If you choose to apply for the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), it is strongly recommended that you ALSO apply for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (3-year) degree to ensure you are offered a place in one of those La Trobe courses (both of which make you eligible for further training as a psychologist).

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Psychological Science Melbourne
Psychological Science Bendigo
Psychological Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2015
Course description
This four-year degree is designed for high-ATAR students who want to become a professional psychologist, go on to research or build a career in a psychology-related field. This course includes all the subjects in the Bachelor of Psychological Science plus the fourth-year Honours degree.

In your first three years, you'll gain an understanding of clinical psychology, abnormal and health psychology, behavioural neuroscience, social psychology, cognition, developmental psychology, and psychological interventions.

You can choose from a wide range of elective subjects, focusing on areas like clinical practice, clinical neuroscience, human-animal relations, cultural psychology and global citizenship. You'll have opportunities to learn about the work of professional psychologists, including those associated with our psychology clinic, and take a full subject on Autism Spectrum Disorders taught by specialists from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.

You can also take elective subjects from disciplines including business studies, sciences, legal studies and criminology, philosophy, sociology, languages, media studies and drama.

Your fourth year is an Honours year, giving you the chance to complete an individual research project under supervision. You'll also have the chance to take seminars focusing on psychological assessment and interventions, professional and ethical issues, psychological theory, and research methods.

Consistent with APAC accreditation standards, progressing to fourth year depends on completing subjects during your first three years at a high standard. Students who do not meet this standard will instead graduate with our Bachelor of Psychological Science qualification.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with strong analytical, research and communication skills. Our graduates have gone on to work at research institutes, hospitals, schools, human resource departments, counselling services, public service positions, and in private industry.

To continue on to become a psychologist, your next step after an APAC accredited four-year program would be to complete further postgraduate studies or an approved internship as a registered provisional psychologist.
Professional recognition
La Trobe's Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), so it enables you to continue on to an APAC-accredited professional psychology postgraduate program.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
Satisfactory completion in Health And Human Development, any Information Technology, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC to start this course in 2015. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

Since this degree is very competitive, we strongly recommend that you also apply for the three-year Bachelor of Psychological Science degree to improve the likelihood of being offered a place in one of those courses (both of which make you eligible for further training as a psychologist).

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.

Bachelor of Science

Duration :
3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga 61.55
Bendigo 60.55
Melbourne 70
Year
2015
Course description
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 14 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, which provides opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to take up positions in areas as diverse as government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism and management.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English ( EAL ) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga campus must transfer to either the Melbourne or Bendigo campus after successfully completing first year.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC. Or apply through UAC if applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga or Mildura Campus. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science and Society

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 50.9
Year
2015
Course description
Use your interest in science to make a difference in society with this degree. You'll have the opportunity to combine your science major with a sub-major in a field such as business, communications or a language, preparing you to work in areas where science and society meet.

Different combinations of science and society are offered at three of our campuses. Combinations include psychology and community development (Albury-Wodonga), biotechnology/environmental analysis and sustainable development (Bendigo), and microbiology and languages (Melbourne).

Your first year begins with foundation studies in science and your non-science field. In second year you'll specialise in up to two science majors and complementary studies in a non-science field. Subjects include agricultural science, mathematics, environmental management, archaeology, biotechnology, psychology, accounting , marketing, information technology, ecology, chemistry and professional communication.

Alongside lectures and lab work in relevant science subjects, you'll go on excursions relating to botany, biology and zoology to places like the Otways, Mt Hotham and Wilson's Promontory. You'll also have access to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, which is made up of 30 hectares of bushland and is home to protected fauna, as well as have opportunities for paid work placements and international study.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to work in science, business, government and education. With your understanding of science and its social applications, this course is designed to prepare you for roles in environmental advocacy, working with corporations towards sustainable business practices, or helping disadvantaged communities to improve living standards.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants described in the Admissions Tests section must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business, any Humanities, any Information Technology, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Students who meet entrance requirements may proceed to the honours year, in which they have the opportunity to take specialised subjects at an advanced level.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC. Or apply through UAC if applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus. Year 12 students can also apply through our Aspire Early Admissions Program to receive a conditional offer as early as September.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science and SocietyMelbourne
Science and SocietyBendigo
Science and SocietyAlbury-Wodonga

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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 is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2015

Bachelor of Psychological Science (002915G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 560
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
If you're interested in psychology or aiming to become a professional psychologist or researcher, this three-year degree is designed for you. You'll study core psychology subjects along with the clinical foundations of psychology, developmental and social psychology, psychological assessment and intervention, how to conduct research.

You can focus on clinical neuroscience or learn about the psychology of culture and global citizenship, human relationships or even animal-human relationships. You'll also have opportunities to study Autism Spectrum Disorders with specialists from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) and learn from practicing psychologists through our psychology clinic.

We work closely with industry bodies such as the Australian Psychological Society, along with hospitals and community centres, to make sure you're in touch with the latest developments in the field. You can also apply to complete an elective subject which involves a psychology-related field placement.

You can choose elective subjects from dozens of areas outside psychology including legal studies, criminology, business, management, marketing, sociology, sciences, genetics, language, drama, media studies, and more.
To become a psychologist you'll need to complete further training (fourth year study and a postgraduate degree or work-based internship).
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 65.5, Bendigo: 61.25; Albury-Wodonga: 57.
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 73
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
Additional information
Semester 2 (July) entry is subject to the availability of places.
Professional recognition
The degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates are eligible to apply for APAC-accredited fourth-year courses, such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at La Trobe, which enables associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Eligibility for full registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and full membership of the APS require at least two years' appropriate study beyond fourth year, such as a Master's or Doctoral degree. The Psychology Board of Australia registers psychologists in Australia. Membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) also provides professional recognition and support.
Career opportunities
Our course prepares you for further professional training in a range of areas including clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology which can lead to careers in various settings in mental health services.

Graduates who want to pursue a career outside psychology can look in areas such as research, recruitment agencies, government agencies, marketing companies, advertising agencies, education, human resources or any other area that requires skills in data analysis, critical thinking, report writing, time management, communication and presentation.

After appropriate fourth-year studies and postgraduate training, graduates may work in clinical or neuropsychology, involving diagnosis and therapy.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Psychological Science Melbourne
Psychological Science Bendigo
Psychological Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science (022039C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 350
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 14 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, which provides opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 70, Bendigo: 60.55, Albury-Wodonga: 62.
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; a study score of at least 20 in one of Further Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga Campus must transfer to the Melbourne Campus after successfully completing their first year.
Please note academic records and testamurs of students who complete specialisations in environmental science, space science, or statistics are annotated accordingly (e.g. Bachelor of Science (Statistics).
Professional recognition
Depending on your major studies, you may be eligible for membership of relevant professional associations.
Career opportunities
The extent of climate change, the best medicines to treat cancer, the most effective ways to protect endangered animals and many other challenges all require answers from science. The Bachelor of Science gives you a broad, internationally recognised grounding to take up roles in government, defence, research, astronomy, meteorology, business, journalism, health care, teaching or management.

Those with strong skills in mathematics, statistics, quantitative analysis and problem-solving are highly sought after in various areas, including banking, engineering, financial administration, insurance, and research and development. There is also a current shortage of qualified chemists and of science teachers, particularly in physical and mathematical sciences.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

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.

Bachelor of Psychology - Dr Arthur Stukas

Dr Arthur Stukas discusses the benefits of studying the Bachelor of Psychology at La Trobe University

Daniel Wright,
Bachelor of Psychological Science

"Fundamentally, psychology is about understanding people, why they think, feel and behave the way they do."

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 academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. You can view staff in Psychology or search all staff in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.