Why study Chemistry?

Our coursework programs provide generalised advanced studies in chemistry as well as specialisation. The Masters program offers chemistry graduates additional or advanced training in areas such as analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumental methods.

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 of our Masters program are prepared for careers in the chemical industry in such areas as petroleum, biotechnology, chemical analysis and fine chemicals. Postgraduate diploma graduates have improved career prospects in government and business locally and abroad.


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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.