Biochemistry and molecular biology

Why study Biochemistry and molecular biology?

Our postgraduate biochemistry and molecular biology program has options for a variety of career paths and study interests. We offer advanced training in biotechnology and molecular biology at Masters-level. We also provide laboratory-based training including data management and a research-based component that is a pathway to PhD studies. We have an extensive PhD program where students are supervised by world leading research staff in state-of- the art laboratories.

The strength in research in this area is demonstrated by the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ratings. In Biochemistry and Cell Biology, La Trobe was one of only two universities whose research output was rated well above world standard (achieving the maximum score of 5).

Students have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world with the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) building. LIMS focuses on training researchers to turn molecular science, biotechnology and nanotechnology research into medical solutions.

See the Research tab for information about Master's by research, or PhD.

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

Graduates are prepared for careers in many aspects related to biomedical research, molecular cell biology and biotechnology.


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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.