Why study Biotechnology?

Biotechnology is one the fastest growing industries worldwide. Our highly-regarded courses offer hands-on, technique-intensive learning, with a strong research focus aimed to equip graduates with the skills necessary to work in the sector. Our subjects are less lecture-based and more enquiry-based, involving small-group workshops and tutorials, and our Masters courses are pathways into PhD studies.

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

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 work in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and biotechnology, in business and research throughout the world. Those combining their studies with a MBA will be ready for positions with a focus on business management.


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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.

Staff profile

My research focuses on the structural biology of metals in biological systems, with particular emphasis on the technique of X-ray crystallography.

Megan Maher, School of Molecular Sciences